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NSman collapses and dies during remedial fitness training

SINGAPORE : A national serviceman has collapsed and died after remedial fitness training at Maju Camp.

The Defence Ministry says 35-year-old Lance Corporal Ho Wah Yeng was immediately evacuated to the National University Hospital when he collapsed after 11am on Sunday.

He died about an hour later.

Mindef and the SAF extended their condolences to Ho's family.

Mindef is investigating the incident.

Ho is the fourth serviceman to have collapsed and died this year; two had died in June, and another full time serviceman collapsed during a street soccer game in September.

Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean told Parliament in July that there were 19 such cases of sudden cardiac death in the armed forces in the last decade, an incidence rate lower than the national figures of such deaths.

He assured that immediate care was available in such emergencies, but such deaths were hard to prevent. - CNA /ct

Source from ChannelNewsAsia

Felt abit strange after reading this post. I was at Maju camp RT too on sunday morning. But my phrase 2 batch left the camp at around 10:30am. I guess the guy must be from phrase 1. They were still having their health and fitness talk when I'm walking out.

The weather was good for exercise today. No sun and not too hot. RT is not like BMT or NSF. The PTI treat you like a trainee unlike BMT where they treat recurits like animals. They won't force you too much. They don't tekan you. It is purely training. They would only encourage you to put in your max effort. I have no idea what went wrong.

Wondering how much report the PTI have to write now. Poor guys.

I hope they won't do any stupid changes to the current RT arrangement. Everything about RT is just nice. This should be an isolated case. There is no need to carry out extra preventive measures.

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