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Update following earthquake and tsunami

 
Our overseas missions continue to work closely with the local authorities to contact and assist Singaporeans in the areas affected by the tsunami on 26 Dec 2004.
We have been able to make contact with about 400 Singaporeans in Phuket. Our Consular team on the ground is assisting Singaporeans wishing to return to Singapore.
About 300 Singaporeans in the Phuket area remain uncontactable but we are continuing efforts to establish their whereabouts and to assist them.
We continue with our efforts to contact over 100 Singaporeans reportedly stranded in the affected areas in Sri Lanka, India, Maldives, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia.
So far, we have confirmation that a Singaporean has died in Sri Lanka and another in Phuket. Fourteen other Singaporeans are missing in Phuket and two in Aceh.
Relatives and friends of Singaporeans who were known to have travelled to the disaster-stricken areas and have not been able to contact them can call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hour Duty Office (Tel: 63320000) to give details of their possible whereabouts.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

28 DECEMBER 2004

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release 28 Dec 2004

Other Reports:

2 Singaporeans confirmed dead, 16 missing

The two fatalities confirmed by the MFA are 32-year-old lawyer Yap Meili, who was holidaying on the south-western coast of Sri Lanka and a woman in Phuket.

The Straits Times understands she is the wife of 38-year-old Vincent Mak, whose daughter, Gene Mak Jean Lee, six, is among the missing.

Source: The Straits Times 29 Dec 2004 (1)

Earthquake & Tsunami Updates

Donations to the Red Cross Tidal Waves Asia fund

How to donate?
1) Cheque donations:
By cheque to the "Singapore Red Cross Society"
(Please indicate behind the cheque "Tidal Waves Asia". Include name, address and telephone number at the back of the cheque as a receipt will be sent to you.
  Post the Cheque to:
Singapore Red Cross, Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486
2) Cash/Cheque @ the Red Cross House
Donors may wish to come personally to make a donation (either by cash or by cheque) at the Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane
Opening Hours: 9.00am to 8pm from Mondays to Fridays and from 9.30am to 12.00pm on Saturdays. Close on public holidays.
4) ATM / Internet Banking
3) AXS Stations
Donors can now visit any of the available petrol stations and retail outlets with the AXS Stations to make their donation. Donations can be made either through NETS or CASHCARD.

Visit the Singapore Red Cross Web site at www.redcross.org.sg

 

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29 December 2004