Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SAF regular dies in Taiwan

Channel NewsAsia - Tuesday, June 16 SINGAPORE: A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman, who was in Taiwan to support the SAF’s training there, has died.

A statement by Singapore’s Defence Ministry says First Sergeant Ang Joo Pin was found motionless in his bunk in a Taiwanese military facility on Monday at 7.15am.

He was given immediate medical attention by a SAF senior medic and efforts to resuscitate him continued en route to the hospital.

The 30—year—old ammunition technician arrived at the hospital at about 7.35am and was pronounced dead five minutes later.

MINDEF says it will assist the family in their time of grief and is investigating the incident.

— CNA/yt

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