Shipwreck Budapest, two bodies recovered

Tue, 4 Jun 2019 15:21:36 +0200

BUDAPEST, 4 JUNE - Two bodies recovered in the Danube, two other South Korean victims of the shipwreck of 30 May, when a small tourist boat was rammed and sunk by a cruise ship in Budapest. The South Korean foreign minister said this, specifying that both bodies were found yesterday: that of a woman in her 50s, recovered not far from the wreck, and that of a man in her 60s, identified 132 kilometers away, where she was been dragged by the current.
The disaster is therefore at the moment of nine deaths, all South Koreans, seven survivors and 19 missing, including two Hungarian crew members.
The Hableany (Sirena) boat had capsized after the collision at the Margit bridge, in front of the Hungarian Parliament and in the city center, with the Viking Sigyn cruise ship. The Hungarian and South Korean authorities are collaborating in the relief efforts.