SAF regular found dead in Kranji Camp II; no foul play suspected

FILE PHOTO: Yahoo News Singapore

A 33-year-old male Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) soldier was found motionless at a stairway landing of a building in Kranji Camp II on Thursday (14 February) at 5.10pm.

The Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force were activated by the camp’s army unit. However, the army regular was pronounced dead on site at 5.30pm by an SAF medical officer.

The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said in a subsequent media statement that the death was not training-related. Based on the preliminary investigations, the police also do not suspect foul play.

The police have classified the case as unnatural death and investigations are in progress. Mindef and the SAF are assisting the family in their time of grief.

The death comes less than a month after actor Aloysius Pang died after suffering serious injuries during an SAF training exercise in New Zealand. The 28-year-old was the fourth national serviceman to die in training-related accidents since July 2018.

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