A Malawian soldier was among three dead during the foreign members of special forces participating in Sadc War games drowned after the two boats they were using capsizedon Sunday.
However, besides the three, the other members of the team managed to swim to the shore.
The tragedy struck only days before the exercise comes to a close Tuesday.
This is the first Sadc special forces multi-national war simulation exercise, code-named “Exercise Welwitschia”, held in Namibia.
Erongo’s regional crime investigation co-ordinator, deputy commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa confirmed the accident and said that the Namibian police would be part of the investigation into the circumstances leading to the tragedy.