Singapore extends condolences to Japan earthquake victims; no Singaporeans affected thus far: MFA

Collapsed houses caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan on April 15, 2016.
Collapsed houses caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan on April 15, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/KYODO

Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has sent the Republic's "deepest condolences" to those who have lost loved ones in the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on Friday (April 15).

In a statement released to the media on Friday, the MFA said that Singapore was "saddened" at the loss of lives and expressed hopes that those injured would recover quickly.

It also said that no Singaporeans have been affected by the earthquake, which was centred in Kumamoto Prefecture in southern Japan, and added that the Singapore Embassy in Japan had been in contact with most of the Singaporeans in the affected area whom had registered with the ministry.

 
 
 

Attempts will continue to contract the remaining registered Singaporeans, the MFA said, urging citizens who require assistance to contact the embassy or 24-hour MFA Duty Office in the following ways:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore (Tokyo)

Telephone: (+81) - 3 - 3586 9111/2

Duty Officer no: (+81) - 90 - 3208 4122

E-mail: singemb_tyo@mfa.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)

Telephone: (+65) 6379 8800/8855

E-mail: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg