Second soldier dies after anti-landing drill accident

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/05/2020
By: Matt Yu, Cheng Chi-feng and Joseph Yeh

Kaohsiung, July 5 (CNA) A solider who fell overboard during a military anti-landing drill last week died in hospital Sunday, bringing the death toll to two in the boat accident that occurred off the coast of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan.

Staff Sergeant Chen Chih-jung (陳志榮) passed away at 6:29 p.m. Sunday, after his family decided to discontinue life support, according to the Zuoying Branch of the Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital.

In a separate press release, the Navy expressed condolences to Chen's family and said he will receive a posthumous promotion. The Navy also promised to provide compensation and funeral assistance to the family.

Chen is the second soldier to have died after the accident during the military exercise on Friday morning, when a raiding craft from the 99th Brigade of the Marine Corps overturned with seven soldiers on board, off Taoziyuan beach in Kaohsiung.    [FULL  STORY][

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