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Singaporean actor in New Zealand for military training dies five days after suffering injuries at Waiouru

A Singaporean actor who was in New Zealand for military training has died at Waikato Hospital.

Singaporean officials have issued a statement saying Pang Wei Chong has died followed the injuries he sustained at Waiouru Army Base on Saturday, January 19.

Pang, an armament technician, suffered injuries after the gun barrel on a self-propelled howitzer was lowered as he was carrying out repair works inside it.

Pang underwent surgery at Waikato Hospital but died as a result of his injuries.

Arrangements are being made to take Pang’s body back to Singapore, officials said in a statement.

An independent inquiry will also be convened to investigate the incident.

Pang Wei Chong. Source: Instagram