Singapore strongly condemns terrorist attack in London; no reports of Singaporeans injured

Police officers stand on duty by a cordon as a forensics tent is seen on a platform at Parsons Green underground tube station in west London, on Sept 15, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Singapore strongly condemns the terrorist attack in London on Sept 15 that injured many innocent people, according to an MFA spokesman on Saturday (Sept 16).

"We stand in solidarity with the people and government of the UK, and wish the injured a quick recovery," the spokesman said.

A home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured at least 29 people on Friday, but apparently failed to fully explode, in Britain's fifth major terrorism incident this year. Passengers heading to London fled in panic as the train was about to depart Parsons Green station in West London at 8.20 am (3.20pm Singapore time).

MFA has reached out to Singaporeans who are e-Registered in London to ascertain their safety. There have been no reports of Singaporeans directly affected by or injured in the incident.

MFA and the Singapore High Commission will continue to work with the relevant authorities in London to monitor the situation closely, the spokesman added.

Singaporeans in London are advised to keep in touch with their family and friends to let them know that they are safe.

Those who require 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

Emergency no.: +44 (0) 771 034 8335


MFA Duty Office (24-hours)

Tel: +65 63798800/8855


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