No Singaporeans affected by Ankara blast: MFA

No Singaporeans affected by Ankara blast: MFA
PHOTO: AFP

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Monday (March 14) that no Singaporeans were affected by the car bomb attack which shook Turkey's capital on Sunday.

According to the ministry, Singapore's embassy in Ankara has contacted all registered Singaporeans and ascertained their safety.

AFP reported that the attack killed at least 34 people, and injured another 125.

The blast took place at a bus stop and reduced numerous nearby vehicles to charred husks.

A MFA spokesman said: "Singapore strongly condemns the car bomb attack in central Ankara which has resulted in the loss of many lives with dozens more injured."

"We extend our condolences to the bereaved families and wish those injured a speedy recovery," he added.

Singaporeans who require consular assistance should contact the embassy or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Ankara
Tel: + 90 530 066 7311
Email: singemb_ank@mfa.sg

MFA Duty Office
Tel: +65 6379 8800 / 8855 (24-hour hotline)
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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