NS recruit dies 3 days after enlistment

SINGAPORE - A recruit who enlisted for National Service three days ago on February 16 passed away on Friday morning (February 19).

Recruit (Rec) Edwin Ong Koon Chwee was undergoing training at the National Service Training Institute (NSTI) at Jalan Bahar, according to a Facebook post by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

In the post, the SCDF said that it is providing "necessary assistance to the family during this difficult time". It also added that the "family has requested for privacy during this time of bereavement".

The police is currently investigating Rec Ong's death.

The SCDF is saddened by the death of recruit (REC) Edwin Ong Koon Chwee early this morning and extends our deepest...

Posted by Singapore Civil Defence Force onĀ Thursday, February 18, 2016

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