PM Lee sends condolence message to India’s PM Modi over deadly bridge collapse
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to convey condolences on the collapse of the Morbi bridge in Gujarat on Sunday that has killed at least 135 people.
“I was saddened to learn about the collapse of the Morbi bridge in Gujarat and the tragic loss of lives,” Mr Lee wrote in the letter dated Tuesday.
“On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims. Our thoughts are with the people of India during this time, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery,” he added in the letter that was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
Singapore’s consulate-general in Mumbai is in close contact with the local authorities on the situation.
There are currently no reports of Singaporeans among the casualties or injured, with MFA saying it will continue to monitor the developments closely.