Actor Aloysius Pang, 28, dies after sustaining injuries during NZ military exercise

Actor Aloysius Pang Wei Chong died at 8.45pm Singapore time on Wednesday (Jan 23) at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Despite surgical attempts to repair damaged organs and putting him on artificial life support, Corporal First Class (National Service) Pang succumbed to the injuries, Mindef said.

An independent Committee of Inquiry will be convened to investigate the circumstances leading to the incident. A press conference will be held on Thursday to present the preliminary findings and will be chaired by the Chief of Defence Force.

The Singapore Armed Forces will be making arrangements to bring his body back to Singapore, Mindef said.

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