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A Victim of the Boat that Sank in Budapest is Identified by Police


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Sun, 07 Jul 2019 00:01 GMT

The 27th victim of the sinking of a boat carrying South Korean tourists in the capital Budapest has been identified, Hungarian police said on Saturday July 6th, AFP reported.

The body of the female victim was found on Friday July 5th in the Danube river, near the village of Makad, around 50 km (31 miles) south of Budapest, police added. 

"Participants of the search are still looking for one South Korean passenger," the statement said. 

The tour boat had 33 South Korean tourists, and two Hungarian crew on board. It was hit by a cruise ship and capsized, killing 20 people, leaving eight missing, while seven Korean tourists were rescued alive. 

The search for the missing victims along the Danube River, from the accident site, to the southern border with Serbia, has been the largest ever search operation mounted in Hungary, according to authorities. 

The cruise ship hit the boat on May 29th under the Margaret Bridge. The Ukrainian captain of the ship, is under investigation on suspicion of "endangering waterborne traffic resulting in multiple deaths."