11 Mar '11, 1pm

[CNA] No S'poreans injured in Japan quake: MFA

[CNA] No S'poreans injured in Japan quake: MFA

SINGAPORE : Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said there are no reports so far of any Singaporean injured in the 8.9-magnitude earthquake which struck off Japan's coast on Friday. The ministry said the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo has activated the Emergency Contact Network (ECN) system, and will continue to contact registered Singaporeans in affected areas. Channel NewsAsia was in touch with some Singaporeans living or working in Japan on Friday. 29-year old Singaporean engineer Abel Li, who is in Yokohama city, said the electricity supply was cut off when the earthquake struck. Mr Li, who is on work attachment there with two other Singaporeans, said they all ducked under the table for safety and were safely evacuated from the building. He said: "When we walked down the stairs, we could see a lot of the ceiling panels dropping, (and) there were a lot of the crac...

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