Singapore condemns Manchester bomb attack

Singapore has strongly condemned the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena in UK, which killed 19 people and injured 50 others. However, no Singaporean is injured or directly affected in the incident, so far.

Police present at the Manchester Arena in United Kingdom where a bomb explosion killed 19 people and injured 50 others.
Police present at the Manchester Arena in United Kingdom where a bomb explosion killed 19 people and injured 50 others. Photo courtesy: heavy

In a press statement issued today, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said, “Singapore strongly condemns the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena that resulted in numerous deaths and injuries of innocent people.  We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved families, and wish the injured a swift recovery.”

It further said, “MFA and the Singapore High Commission in London have reached out to Singaporeans who are e-registered in Manchester.  Thus far, there have been no reports of Singaporeans directly affected or injured in the incident.  The Singapore High Commission will work closely with the Manchester Police to monitor the situation closely.”

Issuing an advisory, MFA said, “Singaporeans in the United Kingdom are advised to keep in touch with their family and friends so that they know you are safe.  Those who are in need of 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
Duty handphone: +44 (0) 771 034 8335
Email: singhc_lon@mfa.sg

MFA Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: +65 63798800/8855
Email: mfa_duty_office@mfa.gov.sg

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Ashraf Jamal
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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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