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Full-time serviceman dies after Bionix vehicle reversed into the Land Rover he was in

Ministry of Defence announced on Saturday (3 Nov) that a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Full-time National Serviceman, Private (PTE) Liu Kai, 22, died from a vehicular incident at Jalan Murai training area at around 1010hrs that morning.

PTE Liu, a Transport Operator from the SAF’s Transport Hub West, was operating a Land Rover, as part of a field training exercise when a Bionix vehicle reversed into the Land Rover.

MINDEF said that PTE Liu lost consciousness and was attended to immediately by the on-site medic.

The SAF Emergency Ambulance Service and the Singapore Civil Defence Force were activated at 1017hrs and were on-site at 1030hrs. PTE Liu succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by the medical officers at around 1035hrs.

Police investigations are ongoing and an independent Committee of Inquiry (COI) will be convened to investigate the circumstances leading to the incident. The Army declared on Saturday an Army-wide safety timeout on training with immediate effect, to ensure all appropriate safety measures are in place.

The Army is rendering assistance and support to the family of the late PTE Liu during this period of grief.