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SAF suspends training with smoke grenades after NSF's death

NSF found to have died from allergic reaction to zinc chloride fumes

Published on Sep 20, 2012 11:38 AM
Private Dominique Sarron Lee died in hospital on April 17, after having breathing difficulties and passing out during a training exercise. -- PHOTO: MINDEF

The Singapore Armed Forces has suspended training with smoke grenades, pending the completion of an inquiry into the death of a full-time national serviceman (NSF) in April.

The Ministry of Defence revealed this on Wednesday night, but did not give further details such as when the suspension started.

It was responding to queries from The Straits Times regarding the death of Private Dominique Sarron Lee Rui Feng, 21, who died on April 17.

The Straits Times has learnt that the cause of his death was "acute allergic reaction due to inhalation of zinc chloride fumes".

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