No Singaporeans hurt in bomb attacks in Thailand: MFA

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal walks after defusing a suspicious object after two bombs exploded at the clock tower site in Hua Hin city, Thailand, on Aug 12, 2016.
A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal walks after defusing a suspicious object after two bombs exploded at the clock tower site in Hua Hin city, Thailand, on Aug 12, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - No Singaporeans are reported to be affected by the attacks in Thailand, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Friday (Aug 12).

A string of bomb attacks hit popular tourist towns in Thailand, including Hua Hin and Phuket, leaving four dead and many injured on Thursday and Friday.

Singapore strongly condemns the bombings, "which have resulted in the loss of innocent lives and injuries to many", MFA said.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a speedy recovery," it said in a statement.

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

 
 

"As of now, there are no reports of any Singaporeans injured or directly affected by the bombings," MFA said.

"Singaporeans in Thailand are advised to exercise vigilance, and monitor the local news and instructions of the Thai authorities."

They are encouraged to e-register with the MFA at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ so that the ministry may contact them should the need arise.

Singaporeans in Thailand are also advised to stay in touch with their family and friends, said MFA.

Those in need of urgent consular assistance may contact the Singapore Embassy in Bangkok or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours) at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Thailand

129 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120

Tel: +66-(2) 348-6700

Duty phone: +66-(81) 844-3580

Fax: +66-(2) 348-6701

E-mail: singemb_bkk@mfa.sg

MFA duty office (24-hours)

Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855

Fax: 6476-7302

E-mail: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg