31 Jul '11, 4pm

Full-time National Serviceman injured during live firing training

SINGAPORE: A full-time National Serviceman (NSF) has been injured during a live firing training on Sunday. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) said Specialist Cadet (SCT) Percy Toh Cheng Kai, 21, was firing a 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher at the SAFTI Live Firing Area as part of his Specialist Armour Course when the propellant exploded prematurely in the weapon. SCT Toh sustained shrapnel injuries to his chest, right arm and right cheek. The SAF said he was attended to immediately by SAF medical personnel and sent to National University Hospital (NUH). He is currently in stable condition and is expected to be discharged from NUH within the next few days. The SAF is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.

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