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Seven South Koreans dead in Hungary boat capsize — Seoul

/ 08:27 AM May 30, 2019
Seven South Koreans dead, 19 missing in Hungary boat capsize: Seoul

A victim’s body is covered by a black plastic on a rescue barge at the Danube River close to the National Theatre of Budapest on May 29, 2019. A riverboat used for tourism capsized in the Hungarian capital on May 29, 2019, with dozens of people on board, and a rescue effort was underway as 7 people died and 19 others are missing. AFP

SEOUL, South Korea – Seven South Korean tourists were killed and 19 are missing after a pleasure boat capsized on the Danube in the Hungarian capital, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

A total of 33 South Koreans were onboard and seven have been rescued, with a rescue operation underway for the missing 19, it said, adding the boat capsized after a collusion Wednesday with a cruise ship, without elaborating further.

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Hungarian media, however, reported only three dead with 15 rescued and 16 missing.

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in had instructed officials to “deploy all available resources” for the rescue, the presidential office said. /cbb

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