I invite all Singaporeans to see my brother off: Sister of NSF Liu Kai, who died during field training
The wake of the late NSF Liu Kai, who died in a training incident on Nov 3. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
SINGAPORE: Instead of celebrating her birthday last Saturday (Nov 3), one of the two sisters of Corporal First Class (CFC) Liu Kai received the news that her brother died in an accident during his National Service field training.
Her birthday became the day he died from injuries sustained during the accident, she told the media at Liu's wake on Monday.
training accident involving a Bionix armoured vehicle.
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The father and sister of the late NSF Liu Kai addressing the press near the venue of the wake in Woodlands on Monday (Nov 5). (Photo: Jeremy Long)
CFC Liu, a full-time national serviceman with a Private rank then, was operating a Land Rover as part of a field training exercise when a Bionix vehicle reversed into his vehicle at around 10.10am at the Jalan Murai training area.
He was a Transport Operator from the Singapore Armed Forces' Transport Hub West.
He lost consciousness and was attended to immediately by a medic, said the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) in a news release. CFC Liu succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by medical officers at around 10.35am.
SAF officers at the wake of the late NSF Liu Kai on Nov 5. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
He was given the rank of CFC posthumously.
Police investigations are ongoing and an independent Committee of Inquiry will be convened to investigate the incident.
"I cannot comment on anything until the report (of the investigation) comes out … but we believe that they will give us justice," said Ms Liu.