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Search and Recovery Operations Continue After Dutch Boat Crash

Voice of America
09 Jun 2019, 23:37 GMT+10

Search and recovery operations continued in in the Danube River in Hungary's capital Budapest on Sunday to help raise a sunken sightseeing boat with the help of a floating crane.

Hungarian rescue officials said Saturday that the tour boat is unlikely to be raised out of the water before Tuesday.

The Hableany (Mermaid) was carrying 33 South Koreans and a two-man Hungarian crew when it collided with a much larger cruise ship on the river in Budapest on May 29.

Seven South Koreans were rescued after the nighttime crash in heavy rain but eight of the passengers and the boat's captain are still missing.

At least 19 people are confirmed dead.

Hungarian and South Korean divers have been working for days to prepare the Hableany to be raised off the river floor.

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