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Ship Collision: Search for Missing Korean Victim Continues

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.08.08.

Rescue dogs, drones and helicopters are being used by police in their continued search for the last missing victim of a boat collision that claimed 28 lives in May, police said on its website on Thursday.

Members of the operational police force and local district police near Paks and at the southern borders of Hungary are currently searching flood areas and riverbanks with the help of civilians, police.hu said.

Finding Victims of Ship Collision Tragedy Proves Difficult

The Danube water police are also involved in an intensive search along the river, including the riverbed, south of Budapest all the way to the border.

The search will continue as long as there is hope that the missing victim can be found, police said.

Ship Collision: Family of Last South Korean Victim Still in Budapest

On May 29, the Viking Sigyn cruise ship collided with a sightseeing boat named Hableány that had 33 South Korean tourists on board and a crew of two Hungarians. Seven tourists were rescued from the water after the collision and the rest died.

Featured photo illustration by Balázs Mohai/MTI