NSman dies in freak incident during in-camp training

File photo: Lim Chu Kang Road

SINGAPORE - A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally-Ready National Serviceman died during in-camp training on Sep 27.

Lance-Corporal (LCP)(NS) Tan Tai Seng, 23, a transport operator from 63 Combat Service Support Battalion, was hit by a falling tree outside the Ama Keng Training Area at Lim Chu Kang at 11.50am today.

LCP(NS) Tan, who was undergoing in-camp training, was standing in front of his military vehicle when the incident happened.

An SAF doctor on site immediately commenced resuscitation efforts on LCP(NS) Tan.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) ambulance arrived on site at 12pm.

About ten minutes later, he was sent in an ambulance to the National University Hospital (NUH).

Resuscitation efforts continued in the ambulance during the journey, and they arrived at the hospital about 12.30pm.

However, LCP(NS) Tan succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 1.08pm.

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the SAF extend its deepest condolences to the family of the late LCP(NS) Tan, while MINDEF and the SAF are assisting the family in their time of grief and are investigating the incident.

The Police are also conducting a separate investigation.


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