No reports of Singaporeans heavily injured in Tianjin blast

No reports of Singaporeans heavily injured in Tianjin blast

MFA says they have contacted almost all the registered Singaporeans near the incident area and have not received any reports of Singaporeans who have sustained any heavy injuries.

SINGAPORE: There are no reports of Singaporeans who have sustained any heavy injuries following multiple massive explosions at a warehouse in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin late Wednesday night (Aug 12), said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

At least 17 people have been killed from the blasts, while more than 400 have been hospitalised.

Responding to media queries, MFA said the Singapore Embassy in Beijing has managed to contact almost all of the 79 registered Singaporeans near the incident area, including those working at the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, which is 16 kilometres away from the blast site.

“MFA will remain in close contact with the Tianjin authorities until all registered Singaporeans are accounted for and to render consular assistance to the affected Singaporeans,” said the spokesperson.

The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development (SSTEC) has also confirmed that "all our employees are accounted for in the wake of the incident last night at the Tianjin Binhai New Area".

They added that "one Singaporean employee sustained minor cuts and has been treated, while SSTEC’s office buildings sustained superficial damages".

Separately, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sends his "deepest condolences" to the families of the victims.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Mr Lee wrote: "Read about the massive explosions and loss of lives in Tianjin early this morning. My deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

"Our Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contacted almost all Singaporeans known to be living near the explosions, including those working in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, which is 16km away. Glad to learn that all those contacted are alright," he added.

Read about the massive explosions and loss of lives in Tianjin early this morning. My deepest condolences to the...

Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on ; Wednesday, 12 August 2015


Singaporeans in Tianjin may wish to contact the Singapore Embassy in Beijing at +86-1391 0755 251 or singemb_bej@mfa.sg to update their current whereabouts or seek consular assistance. Alternatively, they may contact the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at +65 6379 8800 / 8855 or mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg.

Source: CNA/ek

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