Singapore strongly condemns Stockholm truck attack, no Singaporean affected

The bodies of victims covered by blankets on the ground in central Stockholm after a truck crashed into a department store in central Stockholm, Sweden, on April 7, 2017.
The bodies of victims covered by blankets on the ground in central Stockholm after a truck crashed into a department store in central Stockholm, Sweden, on April 7, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - Singapore has strongly condemned the truck attack in Stockholm, calling it senseless and unjustifiable.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) also said on Saturday (April 8) that there has been no report of any Singaporean injured in the incident.

"Singapore strongly condemns this copycat attack in Stockholm ...which was senseless and unjustifiable. We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a swift recovery," MFA said in a statement.

Four people were killed and at least 15 injured when a stolen truck slammed into a crowd of people outside a busy department store in central Stockholm on Friday, in what Prime Minister Stefan Lofven  described as a “terror attack.”  The attack followed a string of similar assaults in Europe by people using vehicles as weapons.

The MFA has reached out to Singaporeans who are e-registered in Stockholm, and the Singapore Embassy in Berlin is also in contact with the Swedish authorities.

"There have been no reports of Singaporeans injured or directly affected by the incident," it said.

Singaporeans in Stockholm are advised to monitor the news, heed the advice of the local authorities and keep in touch with their family and friends, it added.

Those who require urgent consular assistance should contact the Singapore Embassy in Berlin or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:

Singapore Embassy in Berlin

Tel: +49 30 226 3430

Duty handphone: +49 0 152 2341 2182

E-mail: singemb_ber@mfa.sg

MFA Duty Office (24-hours)

Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855

E-mail: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg