Hungary boat capsizes: Seven South Koreans die on Danube

Seven South Korean tourists have died and another 21 people are missing after a boat sank on the Danube river in Hungary’s capital, Budapest.

Thirty South Korean tourists and three tour guides, as well two Hungarian crew, were on the boat when it and another vessel collided.

The incident occurred at about 22:00 local time (20:00 GMT) on Wednesday.

Seven people have been rescued, and a massive search operation is continuing on a river swollen by heavy rainfall.

The rain had led to strong currents on the Danube, a popular draw for tourists.

Rescue teams say there is little hope of finding any more survivors.

A criminal investigation has been launched.

The Hableany has two decks and a capacity of 45 people for sightseeing trips.

CCTV footage has emerged purportedly showing the Hableany and a larger vessel colliding near the Margit (Margaret) Bridge.

Some reports suggest that the Hableany was hit from behind.

This has not been confirmed by the Hungarian authorities, as they investigate a rare incident on the Danube, where navigation is busy but generally safe.


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