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Updated: 12/20/2013 22:50 | By Channel NewsAsia

NSman dies 10 days after suffering stroke in camp

NSman dies 10 days after suffering stroke in camp


NSman dies 10 days after suffering stroke in camp

SINGAPORE: A 24-year-old Operational-Ready National Serviceman died on Friday -- 10 days after suffering a stroke during his in-camp training.

Corporal Heng Wei Sian was an armament specialist technician from the Singapore Armed Forces.

SAF said he was found lying motionless but conscious in a toilet in Kranji Camp, at around 9.20pm on December 10.

SAF said Mr Heng had just returned to the camp from a night-off that day.

It said four doctors from his unit attended to him at 9.35pm. He was sent to Kranji Camp II Medical Centre at 9.59pm for further resuscitation.

Mr Heng was then sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where he arrived at 10.37pm that night. SAF's duty doctor and two NS doctors continued attending to him during the ambulance ride to the hospital.

Mr Heng underwent an emergency operation for the stroke and was warded in the intensive care unit, but he succumbed to his illness.

SAF is currently providing help to Mr Heng's family.

The Ministry of Defence and SAF extend their condolences to Mr Heng's family.  - CNA/ec

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