A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) full-time
national serviceman has died after he was found unconscious at the
bottom of a fire station's pump well.
According to a SCDF news release on Monday (May 14),
Corporal Kok Yuen Chin had been celebrating his impending end of
full-time national service with his squad mates the night
One of the activities involved him getting into the
pump well. The pump well is a reservoir of water used by fire
station personnel for training and for testing the pumps of fire
He did not resurface, and when a few other SCDF
personnel tried to look for him, they could not find him.
"Cpl Kok was eventually pulled out from the well after
the water had been drained," the SCDF said on Monday.
He was conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where
he was pronounced dead.
The Police are conducting investigations, on what had
happened, including how he fell into the pump well, and whether any
person(s) are criminally responsible, said the SCDF.
Two SCDF regular personnel have been placed under
arrest on Monday following preliminary investigations.
"A Committee of Inquiry will also be convened to look
into the case, and full details will be made public in due course,"
the SCDF added.