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Captain Charged over Deadly Budapest Boat Accident

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Sat, 01 Jun 2019 13:52 GMT

The captain of a river cruise ship that collided with a smaller sightseeing vessel was charged Saturday, June 1st, over an accident in Budapest that killed seven South Korean tourists dead and left 21 missing.

According to AFP, a Budapest court official said the Ukrainian captain of the Viking Sigyn was charged but did not give further details. 

The 64-year-old was detained Thursday, May 30th, for questioning "in relation to 'endangering waterborne traffic resulting in multiple deaths'", a day after his vessel collided with the smaller Mermaid carrying mainly South Korean tourists, causing it to overturn and sank on a busy stretch of the Danube.

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