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Day Of National Remembrance Declared for Singaporean Earthquake Victims

Singapore will hold a Day of National Remembrance tomorrow (8 Jun) as mark of respect for the Singaporeans who lost their lives in the Sabah earthquake.

State flags will be flown at half-mast on all Government buildings, and one minute of silence will be observed at the beginning of the day at all SEA Games venues.

In the latest list released by Malaysian authorities, 11 Singaporeans died when climbing Mount Kinabalu as part of a school leadership training trip.

This is the full statement from the Prime Minister’s Office:

The Prime Minister is deeply saddened by the deaths of eight Singaporeans in the earthquake at Mount Kinabalu.

They were one teacher and six pupils from Tanjong Katong Primary School on an overseas learning trip, plus one adventure guide.

One teacher and one student are still missing. 2 On behalf of all Singaporeans, the Prime Minister expresses his deepest condolences and sympathies to their families and loved ones.

As we grieve over the loss of these young lives, we also take heart that they were striving to stretch their limits and take on new challenges.

The Prime Minister also thanks all those who are working tirelessly in the search, rescue and recovery efforts – the Malaysian authorities, the search and rescue teams, the hospital staff, and all the officers and volunteers who are helping in one way or other in Sabah and Singapore.

Monday, 8 June 2015 will be a Day of National Remembrance.

State flags on all Government buildings will be flown at half-mast.

One minute of silence will be observed at the beginning of the day at all SEA Games venues.

We hope that this collective expression of sympathy and support from all Singaporeans will give solace and comfort to the families and loved ones of the victims.

Singapore Ministers have taken to social media to offer their condolences.

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