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South Korean tourists wore no lifejackets in a fatal boat accident that left 7 dead and 21 missing: Civil servants



The South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Friday that none of the passengers involved in the fatal accident involving a sightseeing boat in Hungary, leaving at least seven dead, wore a life jacket when their boat capsized.

Officials are still looking for 21 more people The ship disappeared after a Hungarian cruise boat was hit by a Viking cruise ship after returning from a one-hour night tour on the Danube in Budapest Tourists aboard the boat wore lifejackets at the time of the collision and it was "common" that tourists on this tour did not carry them.

  The staff of the South Korean embassy helps identify victims of an accident during a search operation for survivors on the Danube River in downtown Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Zsolt Szigetvary / MTI via AP) [19659004] South Korean Embassy Your staff will help identify the victims of an accident during a search operation for survivors on the Danube in downtown Budapest, Hungary, on May 30, 2019. (Zsolt Szigetvary / MTI via AP)
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The victims were a group of tourists who left South Korea on May 25 as part of a group tour of Europe, a South Korean travel agency. Very good tour, said. They should return on June 1st.

  Rescue teams of National Civil Protection participate on Thursday, May 30, 2019, after a collision of a hotel ship with a ship on a search operation for survivors on the Danube in downtown Budapest, Hungary smaller tourist cruise ship the night before. (Peter Lakatos / MTI via AP)

National civil protection personnel participates on Thursday, May 30, 2019, after a clash of a hotel ship and a smaller one on a search operation for survivors on the Danube in downtown Budapest's tourist cruise ship the night before. (Peter Lakatos / MTI on AP)

BOAT WASHING AT THE KONGOSEE, AT LEAST 30 DEAD, 200 MISSING

The group consisted of 30 tourists, two guides and a photographer. There were also two Hungarians on the boat who served the ship.

Lee Sang-moo, senior agency official, disclosed the identity of the rescued – six women and one man between the ages of 31 and 66 The tourists were to travel to Hungary as soon as possible. Among the missing passengers was a six-year-old girl.

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The Hungarian police has expanded their search as it rained heavily on Thursday. One person was found two miles from the original crash site. Officials continue to look downriver to Serbia.

The Associated Press contributed to this story


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