PM Lee sends condolences to Mexico over loss of life in quake

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Sept 9) expressed condolences to Mexico after the country's most powerful earthquake in a century claimed at least 61 lives, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a press statement.

"I am saddened by the loss of lives and extensive damage caused by the earthquake that struck the southern coast of Mexico on 7 September 2017," Mr Lee said in a letter of condolences to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

"I am confident that under your able leadership, Mexico will overcome this tragic event," Mr Lee said, expressing "deepest condolences".

MFA said it had reached out to e-registered Singaporeans in the affected areas and there were so far no reports of injured Singaporeans.

"Singaporeans in the affected areas should stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe," MFA said in the press statement, urging those who require assistance to contact the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at 6379 8800/8855.