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Ship Collision: Search Underway for Last South Korean Victim

Péter Cseresnyés 2019.07.16.

Budapest police forces are still looking for the last victim of the tragic Danube boat collision from Margaret Bridge to the southern state border, in cooperation with the Riot Police, the county police headquarters, and Korean firefighters.

The search covers the entire 215-kilometer section of the river, south of the accident site, and all of its flood and strong current areas, according to news site Origo. Specially trained dogs are also being utilized in the operations. Participants will continue the search until there is still a reasonable chance of finding the last missing Korean victim.

Hungarian Crew of the Tragic Hableány Disaster Commemorated

The sightseeing boat Hableány (Mermaid) collided with a cruise ship and sank into the Danube river near Margaret Bridge on May 29th. It had 35 passengers on board- 33 South Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew members. Seven tourists were rescued from the water not long after the collision, and are the only survivors.

No Warning Sign Given by Viking Captain before Deadly Collision

27 victims of the devastating accident have already been found and identified, with the exception of one South Korean passenger who is still missing.

Featured photo by Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI