Singapore condemns Nice attack; no report of registered Singaporeans in Nice affected so far: MFA

Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France on July 14.
Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France on July 14.PHOTO: EPA

Singapore on Friday (July 15) expressed shock at a deadly attack at a sea-side promenade in France that has killed at least 84 people who were celebrating the Bastille Day.

"Singapore strongly condemns the heinous attack in Nice, France on 14 July 2016 that killed and injured many innocent people," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement issued to media.

"The Singapore Embassy in Paris is in contact with the local authorities to ascertain whether there are any Singaporeans affected by the attack," it said, adding that all Singaporeans in Nice, France registered with the MFA, have been verified to be safe.

The MFA urged Singaporeans in France to exercise vigilance and follow the instructions of the local authorities, and when possible, let their family and friends know that they are safe.

 

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Singaporeans who require consular assistance should contact the Singapore Embassy in Paris or the 24-hour Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in France

16 Rue Murillo

75008 Paris, France

Telephone: +33 6 7503 2555

Email: singemb_par@mfa.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)

Tel: +65 6379 8800, 6379 8855

Fax: +65 6476 7302

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg