Seven dead, 19 missing as tourist boat crashes and sinks in Budapest

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Seven dead, 19 missing as tourist boat crashes and sinks in Budapest

Seven people have been confirmed dead and 19 are still missing after a sightseeing boat carrying 33 passengers and two crew crashed and sank in the Danube River in Budapest.

 

The boat, carrying tourists from Korea with two crews from Hungary, crashed and sank on Wednesday night after hitting another vessel.

 

Rescue officials said seven bodies had been recovered following the boat accident while a further seven people were rescued and are now being treated in hospital. One of the people rescued was found near the Petofi Bridge, which is about two miles south of Parliament.

 

The sunken boat, identified as the “Hableany” (Mermaid), was located early on Thursday near the Margit Bridge, not far from the neo-Gothic Parliament building on the river bank.

 

Employees from the South Korean Embassy in Budapest were assisting Hungarian officials in identifying those rescued and the deceased, Metro UK reports.

 

Seven dead, 19 missing as tourist boat crashes and sinks in Budapest

 

Mihaly Toth, a spokesman for the Panorama Deck boating company,…



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