A year on, family still seeking answers on NSF son's death

Third Sergeant Nigel Loh died from leptospirosis - a bacterial disease contracted from contaminated animals and surroundings - on May 24 last year. His parents said they suspect he had picked up the disease during a three-week training stint in Brune
Third Sergeant Nigel Loh died from leptospirosis - a bacterial disease contracted from contaminated animals and surroundings - on May 24 last year. His parents said they suspect he had picked up the disease during a three-week training stint in Brunei, about a month before his death.PHOTO: WINSTON LOH

Mindef says it is not due to training, but parents feel they have not been given closure

For the past year, the parents of full-time national serviceman Nigel Loh have sought to grieve quietly while searching for answers about their only son's death.

Third Sergeant Loh, 21, had died from leptospirosis - a bacterial disease contracted from contaminated animals and surroundings - on May 24 last year after being warded for four days in hospital.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2018, with the headline 'A year on, family still seeking answers on NSF son's death'. Print Edition | Subscribe