Updated: 09/28/2012 02:16

NS man dies in hospital after being hit by falling tree



NS man dies in hospital after being hit by falling tree

An operationally-ready National Serviceman died in hospital this afternoon after he was hit by a falling tree outside the Ama Keng Training area at Lim Chu Kang. 

A MINDEF statement says at 11.50 this morning, 23 year old Lance-Corporal (LCP)(NS) Tan Tai Seng, 23, a transport operator from 63 Combat Service Support Battalion, was hit by a falling tree. 

He was standing in front of his military vehicle when the incident happened. 

LCP (NS) Tan was undergoing his In-Camp Training. 

MINDEF said an SAF doctor who was at the site immediately commenced resuscitation efforts and a Singapore Civil Defence Force ambulance sent him to the National University Hospital (NUH). 

But LCP(NS) Tan succumbed to his injuries and died an hour later at 1.08 pm. 

MINDEF and the SAF are assisting the family in their time of grief and are investigating the incident. 

Police are also conducting a separate investigation.

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