14 May '18, 2pm

SCDF NSF DEATH: Pump well was about 12m deep, with an opening of 1.8m in diameter, says SCDF

SINGAPORE: A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) full-time national serviceman (NSF) died on Sunday (May 13) after being found unconscious at the bottom of a 12m-deep fire station pump well which was filled with water. The NSF who died, Corporal (CPL) Kok Yuen Chin, had gone into the pump well at Tuas View fire station as part of activities to celebrate his impending ORD with squad mates. Advertisement The pump well is a reservoir of water used by fire station personnel for training and for testing the pumps of fire engines. At the time of the incident, the water level in the well was about 1m from the opening, said SCDF in response to media queries. SCDF said it appears the "mishap" arose as a result of activities which it has prohibited. Two SCDF regulars - a Staff Seargeant and a First Warrant Officer - were arrested on Monday as police conduct investigations. When CPL...

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