Singapore strongly condemns Manchester Arena attack; no reports of Singaporeans affected or injured: MFA

Police deployed at the scene of a reported explosion during a concert in Manchester, on May 23, 2017.
Police deployed at the scene of a reported explosion during a concert in Manchester, on May 23, 2017.PHOTO: AFP
Two women wrapped in thermal blankets standing near the Manchester Arena after the reported explosion, on May 23, 2017.
Two women wrapped in thermal blankets standing near the Manchester Arena after the reported explosion, on May 23, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS
Concert-goers fleeing the Manchester Arena after the reported explosion, on May 23, 2017.
Concert-goers fleeing the Manchester Arena after the reported explosion, on May 23, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS
Emergency response vehicles are parked at the Manchester Arena, on May 23, 2017.
Emergency response vehicles are parked at the Manchester Arena, on May 23, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS
Medics deployed at the scene of the reported explosion at the Manchester Arena, on May 23, 2017.
Medics deployed at the scene of the reported explosion at the Manchester Arena, on May 23, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - There have been no reports of Singaporeans directly affected or injured in the attack at Manchester Arena in Britain, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a statement on Tuesday (May 23) morning.

The Singapore High Commission will be working closely with local police to monitor the situation.

"Singapore strongly condemns the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena on 23 May 2017 that resulted in numerous deaths and injuries of innocent people. We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved families, and wish the injured a swift recovery," said an MFA spokesman.

"MFA and the Singapore High Commission in London have reached out to Singaporeans who are e-registered in Manchester. Thus far, there have been no reports of Singaporeans directly affected or injured in the incident.

"The Singapore High Commission will work closely with the Manchester Police to monitor the situation closely."

MFA advised Singaporeans in Britain to let their family and friends know that they are safe.

Singaporeans who need urgent consular assistance should contact the Singapore High Commission in London or MFA Duty Office at:

Singapore High Commission in London
Tel: +44 (0)207 235 8315
Duty handphone: +44 (0) 771 034 8335
Email: singhc_lon@mfa.sg
MFA Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: +65 63798800/8855
Email: mfa_duty_office@mfa.gov.sg

 

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