Posted: 03 Sep 2003, 1800 hours (GMT +8)

Death of a Regular Serviceman

An SAF regular serviceman, Second Sergeant (2SG) Rajagopal Thirukumaran, 25, passed away this evening at the Changi General Hospital (CGH).

2SG Rajagopal Thirukumaran collapsed after completing a 5-km run. The run was part of a selection process to ensure that candidates applying for a Ranger training course would meet the minimum physical fitness requirements. He was given immediate medical attention and evacuated to CGH. He passed away at 5.25pm.

MINDEF is conducting an investigation.

Last updated on 20 Jul 2005