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21-year old SCDF recruit dies 3 days after enlistment

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The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) announced the death of one of its recruits, Edwin Ong Koon Chwee (age 21), early this morning.
The recruit had enlisted three days ago on 16 February and was undergoing his National Service training at the National Service Training Institute at Jalan Bahar. Police are currently investigating Ong’s death
“We are providing all necessary assistance to the family during this difficult time,” SCDF said in a statement.
“The Director of the NSTI has spoken to the family and reiterated SCDF’s support to them during this time of bereavement,” it added.
The family of the recruit has requested for privacy during this time of bereavement.
The deceased left a Facebook note before making the tragic decision to end his life. It is believed that Ong was severely depressed at the point of death.

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