Soldier Hit by Tank Turret While Doing Maintenance 陸軍裝甲士兵全若堯 戰車整備時遭受重擊

The ambulance took the seriously injured soldier Chuan Jo-yao back to his hometown in Nantou's Xinyi Township. The medical staff tried their best to maintain his vital signs along the way. There were already many relatives and friends waiting for him at his home.


“Tell him he's home. You are back home. Everyone is waiting for you here. ”24-year-old Chuan's conditions still did not improve, despite nearly ten hours of rescue. His family reluctantly decided to take him off life support, with the blessings of friends and relatives. 

The accident happened at 8 a.m. on the 21st. The 8th Army Corps' 564 Armored Brigade was maintaining the CM-11 tank. However, the tank's turret did not move normally, due to abnormalities in its stabilization system. Chuan was hit by the weight plate next to the breech ring and lost his life. The family demanded that the truth be found as soon as possible.

Chuan Wen-tsai, Soldier's Uncle: “I sincerely hope that they will clarify the facts soon for us. Is there a need for just these four months of compulsory military service? Or do we need to extend it? It's something worth considering.”

Lin Ming-chen, Nantou County Magistrate: “They must strengthen inspection of problematic equipment to prevent such incidents. We are hoping, just like his father, these accidents don't happen again in this short term, four months of service.”

Nantou County Magistrate Lin Ming-chen came to pay his respects on the 22nd. He expressed he will also fully assist the family in related matters. The family believes that the current four-month compulsory service cannot fully implement training and demanded a review of the system. They are also asking for the cause of the incident to be investigated. The Army Command stated that it will investigate the responsibility of relevant personnel in response to the accident.

Chang Wei-hsin, Deputy Dir., Political Warfare Directorate, Army Command Headquarters: “We will implement a full investigation and review of logistics and maintenance. Appropriate punishment will be handed out to related violators as we abide by the principle of never being indignant.”

The Army said that in addition to apologizing and offering condolences, it will also follow the president's orders to clarify the accident's cause. It will also take care of Chuan's family members and give them preferential treatment. The best medical care will be given to the non-commissioned officer surnamed Chiang who is still hospitalized. 

 

 

 

「跟他說,你到家囉,哥哥,你回到家囉,大家都在這裡等你喔。」救護車將重傷的士兵全若堯送回南投信義的老家,醫護人員一路上盡可能維持他的生命徵象,而老家已經有不少親友前來等候。

雖然將近10小時的搶救,但24歲的全若堯還是沒有好轉,在親友祝禱下,家屬忍痛決定拔管。意外發生在昨日8時,陸軍8軍團裝甲564旅正在執行CM-11戰車整備作業,但因為砲塔穩定系統異常,導致砲身不正常運動,車內的士兵全若堯被砲尾環旁的配重板撞擊,失去生命跡象,家屬要求儘快查明真相。

士兵全若堯伯父全文才說:「深切要求,希望他們儘快的,能把事實釐清給我們,就4個月的,這種兵(義務役),是不是有需要,或需要再延長,值得考慮。」

南投縣長林明溱表示:「有問題的設備,一定要加強檢查,加強來防範,我們是希望,像爸爸,他也希望,短期的兵種,4個月的,以後不要再發生這樣的情況。」

南投縣長林明溱今日也前往致意,除了表示不捨,也會全力協助家屬和相關照顧。家屬認為目前4個月的義務役無法落實訓練,要求檢討制度和追查事發原因。而針對裝甲564旅發生意外,陸軍司令部表示也將追究,相關違失人員的責任。

陸軍司令部政戰副主任張維新表示:「後勤維保等面向,全面實施調查檢討,相關違失人員,將依毋枉毋縱、絕不護短原則,核予適懲。」

陸軍表示,除了表達歉意和哀悼,也將遵從總統指示,坦承釐清事故原因,也將做好照顧家屬及從優撫卹。而對於目前住院中的蔣姓士官,也將給予最佳的醫療照顧。

 

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