No Singaporeans injured in Liucheng county parcel bomb blasts: MFA

Police investigators inspect the area around a damaged building the day after a series of blasts in Liucheng county in Liuzhou, Guangxi province, on Oct 1, 2015.
Police investigators inspect the area around a damaged building the day after a series of blasts in Liucheng county in Liuzhou, Guangxi province, on Oct 1, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - No Singaporeans were hurt after explosions caused by parcel bombs killed at least seven people in southern China's Liucheng county on Wednesday (Sept 30).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MFA) Consulate-General in Guangzhou has verified that no Singaporeans were affected by the explosions, a spokesman said on Thursday (Oct 1).

"We are saddened by the loss of innocent lives. We convey our condolences to the families of the victims, and wish the injured a speedy recovery," he added.

 

Singaporeans in Guangxi who need assistance can contact the Consulate-General at +86-1392 2296 253 or singcg_gzu@mfa.sg. They can also contact the 24-hour MFA duty office at +65 6379 8800/8855 or mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg.

The incident involved 17 parcel bombs that exploded at multiple locations, including government offices, a hospital and a prison. A 33-year-old local suspect has been arrested.