NSF's death: Painful for family waiting for clarity

(From left) Corporal Kok Yuen Chin's uncle Kok Min Kweh, aunt Helen Kok, father Kok Meng Hwa and mother Wong Siew Fong at his wake in his parents' home in Melaka yesterday. The 22-year-old, who died on Sunday during celebrations for his ORD, was foun
(From left) Corporal Kok Yuen Chin's uncle Kok Min Kweh, aunt Helen Kok, father Kok Meng Hwa and mother Wong Siew Fong at his wake in his parents' home in Melaka yesterday. The 22-year-old, who died on Sunday during celebrations for his ORD, was found at the bottom of Tuas View Fire Station's pump well. Two regular SCDF officers were arrested and investigations are ongoing.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

They seek answers to death of 22-year-old who was found at bottom of fire station's pump well

As his family members mourn the death of Corporal Kok Yuen Chin, one question keeps buzzing in their heads. "How come in a fire station, where they are supposed to save lives, my son had to die?" asks his father, Mr Kok Meng Hwa.

Cpl Kok, 22, died during celebrations for his operationally ready date that went horribly wrong on Sunday, when he was found at the bottom of Tuas View Fire Station's pump well - a reservoir of water used for training and the testing of fire engine pumps.

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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 'NSF's death: Painful for family waiting for clarity'. Print Edition | Subscribe