Friday, July 3, 2009

Full time NSman dies after being pinned by Land Rover during inspection

Another Son of Singapore "sacrifices" for the country. Lesson for parents, in NS training, anything can happen! My condolences to the family.

Full time NSman dies after being pinned by Land Rover during inspection
By S Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 03 July 2009 1952 hrs

SINGAPORE: Full-time National Serviceman Second Lieutenant (2LT) Nicholas Chan Wei Kit died in hospital on Friday after a Land Rover he was inspecting rolled backwards and hit him, pinning him under the vehicle.

A statement from the Ministry of Defence says 2LT Chan, a Motor Transport Officer, was taking delivery of the SAF Land Rover in Seletar Camp at about 11.30am when the incident happened.

A recovery vehicle was activated half an hour later and managed to lift the Land Rover.

A medical team from the Seletar Medical Centre attempted to resuscitate 2LT Chan immediately. He was sent to Changi General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1.07pm.

Mindef and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of the late 2LT Chan.

Mindef says it will assist the family in their time of grief. It is also investigating the incident.

1 comment:

xNSman said...

For the country, 2 NSmen pay the price.

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a full-time National Serviceman in connection with the death of Second Lieutenant Nicholas Chan Wei Kit who was pinned under a military vehicle last Friday.

The 19-year-old serviceman is believed to be the driver of the Land Rover which rolled backwards, hitting 2LT Chan who was inspecting it.

2LT Chan, who was at Seletar Camp when the incident occurred, later died in hospital.

The suspect is now out on bail and assisting police in investigations.