University: Singapore students in Philippines typhoon hit-zone found and safe

Vanessa Chong Yuting, (second from left), Alyssa Chee Pui Yee (third from left), Eileen Heng Mei Ting (right). The three Singaporean students who were in Tacloban, Phillipines, when a deadly typhoon hit are safe and have contacted their families.&nbs
Vanessa Chong Yuting, (second from left), Alyssa Chee Pui Yee (third from left), Eileen Heng Mei Ting (right). The three Singaporean students who were in Tacloban, Phillipines, when a deadly typhoon hit are safe and have contacted their families. -- PHOTO: FAMILY OF VANESSA CHONG

The three Singaporean students in Tacloban, Philippines, who were uncontactable over the weekend since Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the city have been found and are safe, said their school.

In an official response to queries from The Straits Times, Flinders University Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Parkin said that the school "is delighted that the three Flinders students who were in the typhoon-affected area of the Philippines have been found safe and well".

"We have been in regular contact with the families of the three students over the weekend. The University is investigating options to expedite the return of the students to their families in Singapore as soon as possible," he added.