Singaporeans in Nepal are accounted for and safe following latest quake: MFA

Singaporeans in Nepal boarding the RASF C130 on April 28, 2015. All Singaporeans in Nepal who are registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) are safe following the latest earthquake, MFA said. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Singaporeans in Nepal boarding the RASF C130 on April 28, 2015. All Singaporeans in Nepal who are registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) are safe following the latest earthquake, MFA said. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

SINGAPORE - All Singaporeans in Nepal who are registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) are safe following the latest earthquake, MFA said.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the MFA spokesman said: "As of May 13, 2015, Singaporeans in Nepal registered with the Ministry have been accounted for and are safe."

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, barely three weeks after the country was devastated by its deadliest quake in more than 80 years.

Dozens of people were killed in the latest disaster, bringing the overall death toll to more than 8,200.

Singaporeans in Nepal who require consular assistance can contact the Singapore High Commission in New Delhi at +91-98102-03595 or singhc_del@sgmfa.gov.sg or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at +65-6379-8800/8855 or mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg."