A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) full-time National Serviceman was killed in a vehicular incident at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia at 6.15pm on Friday night.
Third Sergeant (3SG) Chan Hiang Cheng Gavin, 21, was a Vehicle Commander from the 41st Battalion Singapore Armoured Regiment.
He was travelling in a Bionix Infantry Fighting Vehicle as part of an exercise when the incident occurred. An SAF medic commenced resuscitation efforts on 3SG Chan, who was then unconscious.
He was then evacuated via a helicopter to Rockhampton Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at around 10.36pm.
A statement from the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said that an investigation of the incident is ongoing. It also added that a safety pause on training in Shoalwater Bay Training Area has taken effect.
"The Ministry of Defence and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of the late serviceman and are assisting the family in this time of grief," Mindef said.
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