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February 07, 2018

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson's Comments on the Earthquake in Hualien, Taiwan, 6 February 2018


The MFA Spokesman said:

“The Singapore Government is saddened to learn of the loss of lives and damages caused by the earthquake that struck Hualien, Taiwan last night.  We send our condolences to those affected by the disaster and stand ready to offer our assistance if required.   

We have reached out to eRegistered Singaporeans in Taiwan and ascertained that all eRegistered Singaporeans in Hualien are safe.  The Singapore Trade Office is in close contact with the local authorities and thus far there are no reports of Singaporeans injured by the earthquake.  We will continue to monitor the situation to render the necessary assistance to any affected Singaporeans.

Singaporeans in the affected areas should stay away from locations that have been badly damaged by the earthquake, monitor the local news for updates and heed the advice of the local authorities.  You should also stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. Those who require consular assistance should contact our Singapore Trade Office in Taipei at +886 2-2772 1940/ +886 953 532 638 or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/8855.”

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