National Police Headquarters spokesman Kristóf Gál told MTI that the wreck will be transported to the Csepel port in the south of the city, where it will be subjected to further examinations. Representatives of the prosecutor’s office will also be present at the procedure, he said.
The Hableány was built in 1949. The boat is 27.2 meters long, 4.8 meters wide and 5.2 meters tall and weighs 50 tonnes.
In a statement on Tuesday, the ruling Fidesz party expressed its gratitude to the experts participating in the operation. Their professionalism amid difficult circumstances and exemplary performance deserve all respect, Fidesz said. The party reiterated its condolences to the victims’ families.