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     FrontPage Edition: Fri 11 May 2007

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Two SAF servicemen die in incident in Taiwan


SAF Overseas Incident

At 9:25 am this morning, a Taiwan Air Force F5F aircraft crashed into a storeroom located within a Taiwanese military facility, resulting in a fire at the storeroom.
Some Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) personnel, including Full-Time National Servicemen (NSF), were present in the storeroom at that time. The servicemen were there in support of the SAF's unilateral training in Taiwan.
Two SAF servicemen are injured and are being treated in hospital. Seven others have minor injuries. Two bodies have been found and their identities are being verified. The next of kin of the affected servicemen have been informed. The rest of the SAF personnel in Taiwan are safe and accounted for.
Minister for Defence Mr Teo Chee Hean expressed his deep concern for the affected servicemen and their families, and said that MINDEF and the SAF will do all they can to look after their well-being. He has also been in touch with the Taiwanese authorities who assured us that they will do their best to provide the necessary assistance to our personnel.
MINDEF and the SAF will be conducting an investigation.
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Source: News Release 11 May 2007

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