November 17, 2010 / 9:12 AM / 8 years ago

South Korean military boat sinks, 3 dead

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean army boat capsized during a training exercise on Wednesday, killing three soldiers, in the third fatal accident involving a military craft inside a week.

A defence ministry official said the small boat with eight soldiers on board overturned in the Namhan River near Yeoju, about 100 km (60 miles) southeast of Seoul.

Last Friday a South Korean surveillance plane crashed near the southeastern city of Jeonju, killing the two pilots. A day earlier, a South Korean navy ship sank after colliding with a fishing boat, leaving one sailor dead.

Editing by Alex Richardson

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