24th September 05:26 AM
Four more bodies recovered after salvage crews raise wrecked cruise ship
By Pratika Mala
Wednesday 12/06/2019
Hoists lifted the boat and then water was pumped out from the hull [Photo: BBC]

Four more bodies have been recovered after salvage crews raised the wreck of a tourist boat that sank on the Danube in Budapest last month.

The boat was carrying South Korean tourists when it was hit by a cruise ship and capsized killing 20 people and leaving eight missing.

The four bodies recovered have not been formally identified but they are believed to be those of the boat's Hungarian captain and three South Koreans including a six‑year‑old girl ‑ the only child to die in the accident.

Another four people are believed to still be missing. After the ship was raised a police spokesman said search efforts would be doubled to find them.

The cruise ship struck the tourist boat on 29 May as both vessels passed under a Bridge.

Seven of the 35 people on board were rescued and several bodies quickly recovered but others were swept away in the swollen river or trapped inside the boat.

Police say the boat sank within seven seconds of the collision.



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