MFA Press Statement: Condolence Letters from Singapore Leaders on the Collapse of a Motorway Bridge in Genoa, Italy, 14 August 2018

President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic (Prime Minister) Giuseppe Conte respectively to offer their condolences over the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa, Italy, on 14 August 2018. The text of the letters is appended.

Thus far, there are no reports of Singaporeans injured in the incident. Singaporeans in Genoa should stay in touch with family and friends so that they know you are safe. Those who require consular assistance should contact the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/8855.

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

15 AUGUST 2018

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Letter from President Halimah Yacob to President Sergio Mattarella

15 August 2018

His Excellency Sergio Mattarella

President

Italian Republic

Your Excellency,

I was saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life and injury caused by the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa on 14 August 2018.

On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families affected by the tragedy. We wish the injured a speedy recovery.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Italy during this difficult time.

Yours sincerely,

HALIMAH YACOB

Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to President of the Council of Ministers Giuseppe Conte

15 August 2018

Your Excellency,

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Singapore, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to you and the people of Italy for the tragic loss of lives and injury arising from the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa on 14 August 2018.

I am confident that Italy will pull together and recover from this tragedy. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult period.

Yours sincerely,

LEE HSIEN LOONG

His Excellency Giuseppe Conte

President of the Council of Ministers

Italian Republic

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

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