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Ship Collision – Three Further Bodies Identified

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.06.12.

The bodies of three out of the four victims recovered during the salvage operation of the Hableány pleasure boat have been identified, Budapest police said on its website on Wednesday morning.

Two of those recovered have been identified as South Korean women and the third as a Hungarian man, the boat’s captain, police.hu said.

The identification of the fourth body, that of a child, is ongoing, the portal said.

The Hableány collided with a cruise ship and sank into the River Danube near Margit Bridge on May 29. It had 33 South Korean tourists on board and a crew of two Hungarians. Seven tourists were rescued from the water after the collision.

Ship Collision: Hableány Wreck Hoisted from River Danube

A search with is under way along the entire river section downstream from the city to recover the bodies of the four South Korean passengers still missing.

The wreck was lifted from the Danube on Tuesday afternoon. Placed on a barge, it was taken to the Csepel port in the south of the city to undergo further examination.

featured image: the wreck of Hableány on its way to Csepel port; via MTI/ Tibor Illyés