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One Singaporean injured in Nice after attack: MFA

SINGAPORE – A Singaporean was among those injured during the attack in Nice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said late Friday night (July 15).

The scene of the attack where a truck ploughed through a crowd of revellers watching fireworks in Nice, France on July 14, 2016. Photo: AP

The scene of the attack where a truck ploughed through a crowd of revellers watching fireworks in Nice, France on July 14, 2016. Photo: AP

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SINGAPORE – A Singaporean was among those injured during the attack in Nice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said late Friday night (July 15).

“We are aware of a non-registered Singaporean, who has suffered injuries during the attack in Nice. His injuries are not life-threatening,” said a ministry spokesman.

“We are in close contact with his family. The Singapore Embassy in Paris has dispatched an officer to Nice to provide consular assistance to the Singaporean and his family.”

The ministry had said in an earlier statement on Friday said that it has verified the safety of all registered Singaporeans in Nice and that the Singapore Embassy in Paris was contacting local authorities to ascertain whether there were any Singaporeans affected by the attack.

Also injured in the ­attack was a third-year student from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Malaysian Esmond Chuah.

His injuries are not life threatening and he is in hospital in a stable condition, said the university, which added that the student is in contact with his parents.

The foreign ministry said it was aware of Mr Chuah’s case and helping him.

 

 "Singapore strongly condemns the heinous attack in Nice, France on July 14, 2016 that killed and injured many innocent people," a MFA spokesman said.

"We are shocked and saddened yet again by another terror attack. We express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wish those who are injured a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with the people of France at this time."

On Friday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Tony Tan on Friday sent condolence letters to their French counterparts, expressing their sympathies to the families of the victims.

"I am shocked to learn of the terrorist attack in Nice during the 14 July 2016 celebrations that has claimed so many innocent lives and left many more injured," wrote PM Lee in a letter to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

"Singapore strongly condemns this senseless violence and stands in solidarity with France.  On behalf of the Singapore Government, I would like to convey our condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims.  Our thoughts are with France and her people during this time of grief."

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In his letter to French President Francois Hollande, Mr Tony Tan added that Singapore is standing with France during this difficult time.

"On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend my sincere condolences to you and the people of France for the brutal terrorist attack in Nice on 14 July 2016, the National Day of the French Republic. We are profoundly saddened by the loss of lives and our deepest sympathies go to the families of the victims. We wish the injured a speedy recovery.

Singapore strongly condemns any acts of terror.  The attacks on innocent lives are senseless and unjustifiable," he wrote.

The MFA has advised Singaporeans there to exercise vigilance, and when possible, let their family and friends know that they are safe. Singaporeans who require consular help can contact the Singapore Embassy in Paris or the 24-hour Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty office at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in France 
16 Rue Murillo
75008 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 6 7503 2555
Email: singemb_par [at] mfa.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)
Tel: +65 6379 8800, 6379 8855
Fax: +65 6476 7302
Email: mfa_duty_officer [at] mfa.gov.sg

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