No Singaporeans affected

A man is treated for injuries at the scene of a bomb explosion in the upscale resort town of Hua Hin on Aug 12.
A man is treated for injuries at the scene of a bomb explosion in the upscale resort town of Hua Hin on Aug 12.PHOTO: AFP

Singapore has condemned the coordinated explosions targeting popular tourist towns across Thailand this week, adding that no Singaporeans so far are known to have been directly affected by any of the attacks.

"Singapore strongly condemns the series of bomb explosions in Thailand, which have resulted in the loss of innocent lives and injuries to many," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said yesterday.

The MFA has contacted most of the registered Singaporeans in the affected areas and verified that they are safe.

The Singapore Embassy in Bangkok is also in contact with the local authorities to ascertain whether any Singaporeans are injured or directly affected by the bombings, though as of now, there have been no such reports.

In its statement, the MFA advised Singaporeans in Thailand to exercise vigilance and monitor the local news and instructions of the Thai authorities.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2016, with the headline 'No Singaporeans affected'. Print Edition | Subscribe