A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman passed away after being hit by a falling tree branch in Brunei on Tuesday (9 October).
In a press release on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) stated that 3rd Warrant Officer (3WO) Muhammad Sadikin Bin Hasban, 33, was hit while supervising contractors performing maintenance work at a helicopter evacuation site at 08.27 am.
It stated that resuscitation efforts were performed onsite to the unconscious 3WO Sadikin.
An SAF doctor continued to resuscitate him en route via helicopter and ambulance to Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, where they arrived at 09.57 am.
Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 11.50 am.
The 33-years-old man was an Assistant Chief Company Trainer.
MINDEF noted that it has made arrangements for 3WO Sadikin's family members to be flown to Brunei. 3WO Sadikin's body is being flown back to Singapore on Wednesday in a military aircraft.
MINDEF and the SAF stated that they extend deepest condolences to the family of the late 3WO Sadikin and that the SAF is assisting the family in their time of grief and investigating the incident.