Typhoon Haiyan's aftermath: 3 S'poreans uncontactable

Typhoon Haiyan's aftermath: 3 S'poreans uncontactable

There are Singaporeans in the Philippines who have been uncontactable since Typhoon Haiyan hit the country on Friday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed late on Sunday night that it "is in contact with the family members of Singaporeans who are uncontactable after the typhoon in Tacloban".

Three Singaporeans in Tacloban City have been uncontactable,

Channel News- Asia reported, naming them as Eileen Heng, Alyssa Chee and Vanessa Chong, all 23.

The final-year students at Flinders University in Australia were reportedly staying with host families and working as volunteer dieticians.

The last time their parents heard from them was early on Friday morning, before communication lines were knocked out, CNA said.

Said the ministry: "Our embassy in Manila is working with the Philippines authorities to ascertain their safety."

Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday.

Purchase this article for republication.



Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.