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The Latest: Dull waters affect the recovery of boats in Hungary



Latest information on rescue efforts after capsizing a boat in Budapest (all times local):

12:20 pm

Hungary's Foreign Minister announces Underwater Visibility the place in the Danube, where the sunken boat is located, is "practically zero", which makes the rescue of the wreck difficult.

Peter Szijjarto said on Friday, after meeting his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha, that the wreck lies more than 6 meters underwater, and the Danube is expected to continue to rise due to precipitation.

21 people, including 19 South Koreans, are still missing after the collision on Wednesday. Seven people were rescued and seven were declared dead.

Szijjarto and Kang visited the site of the disaster near the Hungarian Parliament before holding talks in the Foreign Ministry.

One of the salvaged corpses was found nearly 12 kilometers (7.5 miles downstream, nearly 2 ½ hours after the collision.)

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9:00

The Hungarian police arrested the captain of a cruise ship who was arrested with a sightseeing boat full of South Korean tourists collided and this quickly engulfed in the Danube.

This development came when beloved, missing and deceased South Korean people arrived in Budapest on Friday.

Seven people were pronounced dead and seven 21 people are missing in the waters.

A South Korean group on a package tour of Europe – including 30 tourists, two guides and a photographer – was on a one-hour sightseeing tour of Budapest when their boat crashed into a collided Viking Cruise ship during a downpour on Wednesday evening.

19 South Koreans and two Hungarian crew members – the captain and his assistant – are missing.


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