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Seven Dead And At Least 21 Missing After Tourist Boat Capsizes In Budapest

Seven people have died and at least 21 are missing after a river boat with South Korean tourists on board capsized in the Hungarian capital Budapest.

The double-decker boat was moored near the Hungarian parliament building in the Danube River and was hit by another tourist vessel, state news agency MTI reported.

It then turned over and sank on the river, which has been flooding with very strong currents, as a rainstorm enveloped the city.

A rescue boat is seen after a ship accident that killed several people on the Danube river in Budapest, Hungary, May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
Fire boats and a dozen emergency vehicles – along with divers and the military – were sent to the scene to help with the rescue effort as boats docked on the river bank shone their spotlights onto the area in the heavy rain.

Seven people have been rescued and are suffering from hypothermia after Wednesday night’s accident, but they are said to be in a stable condition.

MTI said there were 35 people on board: two crew and 33 South Korean tourists. The youngest passenger is believed to be a six-year-old girl.

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