Singapore condemns subway attack in St Petersburg, no Singaporean affected

A train carriage damaged from an explosion is seen at Tekhnologicheskiy Institut metro station in St Petersburg, Russia, on April 3, 2017.
A train carriage damaged from an explosion is seen at Tekhnologicheskiy Institut metro station in St Petersburg, Russia, on April 3, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Singapore on Tuesday (April 4) strongly condemned the terror attack in a subway train in St Petersburg, Russia, that killed 11 people and left dozens injured.

"Singapore strongly condemns the heinous terror attack...that resulted in numerous deaths and injuries of innocent civilians. We convey our deepest condolences to the bereaved families, and wish the injured a speedy recovery," Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement.

"The Singapore Embassy in Moscow has reached out to Singaporeans who are e-registered in St Petersburg, and ascertained that all of them are safe. Thus far, there have been no reports of Singaporeans directly affected by or injured in the incident," it added.

The blast occurred in a train carriage as it was travelling between the Technological Institute and Vosstaniya Square stations on Monday afternoon local time. A source told Interfax news agency that the suspect was a 23-year-old from Central Asia who had carried an explosive device in a rucksack.

"The Singapore Embassy will continue to monitor the situation closely," said the MFA statement.

Singaporeans in St Petersburg are advised to keep in touch with their family and friends. Those who require urgent consular assistance should contact the Singapore Embassy in Moscow or MFA Duty Office at:

Singapore Embassy in Moscow

Tel: + 74 992 413 702

Duty handphone: +7 903 7222 580

E-mail: singemb_mow@mfa.sg

MFA Duty Office (24-hours)

Tel: +65 6379-8800/8855

E-mail: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

 

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