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Seven tourists die as boat sinks in Hungary

Published: May 30, 2019 18:11:32 | Updated: June 04, 2019 17:48:58


Seven South Korean tourists have died and another 21 people are missing after a boat sank on the Danube river in Hungary's capital, Budapest.

Thirty South Korean tourists and three tour guides, as well as two Hungarian crews, were on the tour boat when it collided with another vessel, reports BBC.

The incident occurred just after 21:00 local time (19:00 GMT) on Wednesday.

Seven people have been rescued, and a massive search operation is continuing on a river swollen by heavy rainfall.

The rain had led to strong currents on the Danube. Rescue teams say there is little hope of finding more survivors.

A criminal investigation has been launched.

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