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Five Singaporeans die in dragon boat mishap in Cambodia

Source: The Straits Times obituaries 27 Nov 2007 (H13)

DRAGON BOAT INCIDENT IN CAMBODIA - RETURN OF NEXT OF KIN AND BODIES OF THE DECEASED TO SINGAPORE
Arrangements have been made for the Next of Kin (NOK) who have been in Cambodia to return to Singapore today.
The NOK have requested that the bodies of the five Singaporeans be transported back on the C-130 that was sent to bring the SAF Search and Rescue team and equipment home. The SAF was able to accommodate this request and the C-130 will be arriving in Singapore later this evening.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

26 NOVEMBER 2007

Source: www.mfa.gov.sg Press Release 26 Nov 2007

Earlier News Releases
Bodies Of All Singaporeans Recovered
The bodies of all five Singaporeans missing since Friday 23 November 2007 have been recovered.
They have been identified as Mr Chee Wei Cheng, Mr Jeremy Goh Tze Xiong, Mr Stephen Loh Soon Ann, Mr Reuben Kee En Rui and Mr Poh Boon San. Their family members are presently in Cambodia.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our Embassy in Cambodia will make the necessary arrangements for the repatriation of the bodies to Singapore.
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
25 NOVEMBER 2007

Source: www.mfa.gov.sg Press Release 25 Nov 2007

MFA Spokesman's Comments: Singaporeans Missing in Cambodia (2)
In response to media queries on the Singaporeans reported missing in Cambodia the MFA Spokesman said:
"The next of kin of the five missing Singaporeans have arrived in Phnom Penh. They have visited the site of the accident. They are being briefed by the Cambodian authorities and our Ambassador in Cambodia on the ongoing search and rescue operations. The SAF has sent a team of eight from the RSN's Naval Diving Unit to assist the Cambodian authorities in their search and rescue efforts. The team consists of a Mission Commander, six divers and a medic trained in underwater rescue. The team arrived in Cambodia this afternoon at 1720 hrs Singapore time. They will conduct sonar scanning this evening as part of the ongoing search and rescue effort."
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
24 NOVEMBER 2007

Source: www.mfa.gov.sg Press Release 24 Nov 2007

MFA Spokesman's Comments: Singaporeans Missing in Cambodia
In response to media queries on the Singaporeans reported missing in Cambodia the MFA Spokesman said:
"The search and rescue operations are ongoing and the search circumference has been widened. The families of the five missing Singaporeans have been contacted and MFA is assisting with arrangements for family members to travel to Cambodia. The 17 Singaporeans who were rescued were treated for minor injuries, discharged and are now resting in their hotel rooms."
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
24 NOVEMBER 2007

Source: www.mfa.gov.sg Press Release 24 Nov 2007

Singaporeans Missing in Cambodia
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Singapore Embassy in Cambodia are working with the local Cambodian authorities in the search and rescue operations of five Singaporeans who are missing after their dragon boat capsized as they were rowing back to the starting line at the end of the Cambodia-ASEAN Traditional Boat Race.
Our Ambassador in Cambodia is at the location. The Singapore Civil Defence Force has been informed and is helping by providing advice on search and rescue operations to our Embassy.
Singaporeans who are concerned about relatives and friends who are in Cambodia participating in the event can contact:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Hotline: 63320000 (24 hours)
Fax Number: 6476-7302
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
23 NOVEMBER 2007

Source: www.mfa.gov.sg Press Release 23 Nov 2007

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