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Ship Collision: Another Victim Identified, Another Body Discovered

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.06.05.

The body of one of the victims of last week’s Danube ship collision has been identified, Budapest police said on the website police.hu in the early hours of Wednesday.

The body of a South Korean man was found at the ferry of Adony in Fejér County, around 60km downstream from the accident, it said.

The authorities are looking for further victims along the entire length of the river south of Budapest, police.hu added.

Another victim was discovered on Wednesday morning, the counter-terrorism force TEK told MTI. The body was found by a Hungarian diver next to one of the ship’s openings during an operation to assess the condition of the wreck and to examine possible anchorage points for raising it.

The international team of experts is carrying out preparatory work with a view to raising the wreck as soon as possible, they said.

The Hableany sightseeing boat, carrying 33 South Koreans and two Hungarian crew, collided with a cruise ship and sank last Wednesday. Seven passengers were rescued, thirteen have been confirmed dead and 15 are still missing. The Ukrainian captain of the Viking Sigyn, a Swiss-registered cruise ship, has been detained.

Featured photo by Zoltán Mihádák/MTI