All Singaporeans in Nepal registered with MFA 'accounted for and safe'

All Singaporeans in Nepal registered with MFA 'accounted for and safe'
Jasmine Ong, 50, in sales (facing camera) hugs her loved one at the Paya Lebar Airbase. She was among the stranded Singaporeans and PRs in the C130 aircraft which landed at about 1230am on 29th April 2015.

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement today evening that all Singaporeans in Nepal who had registered with the Ministry are accounted for and are safe.

The ministry said in the statement that before the earthquake on April 25, 58 Singaporeans in Nepal had registered via its eRegister. It said the number grew to over 220 Singaporeans after the earthquake.

"Through the assistance of our Crisis Response Team at the Kathmandu International Airport, more than 100 have returned to Singapore over the past few days on the RSAF and commercial flights. MFA will continue to facilitate other Singaporeans who wish to leave Nepal," the ministry said.

The ministry also advised Singaporeans travelling overseas to register themselves with MFA so that they can be contacted quickly in a crisis.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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