Singapore condemns bombings in Yangon

15:50, April 16, 2010      

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Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Friday that it condemns the act of violence on the bomb explosions in Yangon.

The MFA said in a statement that it is shocked to learn of the bomb explosions in Yangon on Thursday.

"We condemn this act of violence on the eve of the Myanmar New Year which has killed and injured numerous innocent civilians. We extend our sympathies to the families of the victims," the MFA said.

The MFA added that it was informed by the Myanmar authorities that there were no Singaporeans among the casualties.

Eight people were killed, and some 170 people were injured in a series of three bomb blasts in Myanmar's third day water festival activities in Yangon on Thursday afternoon.

Source: Xinhua


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