No Singaporeans affected in south-western Japan quake so far: MFA

No Singaporeans affected in south-western Japan quake so far: MFA
A general view shows a damaged house in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 15, 2016, after a 6.5-magnitude quake struck the southwestern island of Kyushu on April 14.
PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - No Singaporeans are affected in the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that hit south-western Japan on Thursday (April 14), the Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has confirmed. 

"We have verified with the Japanese authorities that no Singaporeans were affected by the earthquake thus far," said MFA in a statement on Friday (April 15). 

The Singapore Government also expressed condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the quake and wished the injured speedy recovery.

MFA also said that the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo has contacted most of the registered Singaporeans in the affected areas and will continue to contact remaining Singaporeans.

Singaporeans in the affected areas who require consular assistance may contact:

- Embassy of the Republic of Singapore (Tokyo)
Telephone: (+81) - 3 - 3586 9111/2
Duty Officer no: (+81) - 90 - 3208 4122
Email: singemb_tyo@mfa.sg

- Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)
Telephone: (+65) 6379 8800/8855
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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