Indonesians in London asked to remain vigilant following attack

Indonesians in London asked to remain vigilant following attack
Injured people are assisted after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London, March 22, 2017.
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The Indonesian Embassy in London has asked Indonesians in the capital to remain vigilant following a terrorist attack around London's Westminster area on Wednesday afternoon local time.

Through its social media channels, the embassy also asked Indonesians to obey the London Metropolitan Police's call on people to avoid Westminster and surrounding areas, including Parliament Square, Whitehall, Lambeth Bridge, Victoria Street up to Broadway and Victoria Embankment.

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Posted by Indonesian Embassy - London,UK on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

"Indonesian citizens who happen to be in London are asked to maintain communications with fellow Indonesians and avoid travelling through those areas," the embassy stated.

Indonesians who are in trouble or with knowledge of other Indonesians who are in trouble following the incident are urged to immediately inform the Indonesian Embassy in London through the hotline +44 (0) 7881221235.

At least five were killed and 20 were injured during the attack.

4 killed, 40 injured in Britain Westminster Bridge attack

A vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing at least one woman and leaving others with injuries described as catastrophic.

Around the same time on Wednesday, a knife-wielding attacker stabbed a police officer and was shot on the grounds outside Britain's parliament, sending the compound into lockdown, the Associated Press reported.

"The Indonesian Embassy in London is safe. Consular services at the embassy's new office at 30 Great Peter Street SW1P 2BU are normal," the embassy states.

There were around 10,000 Indonesians currently residing in the United Kingdom, of which more than 2,000 were students, according to the embassy's data in 2015.

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