7 South Korean Victims Dead and 21 Missing in Terrifying Collision of Budapest Boats + Photos

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Seven tourists have died and another 21 are missing after a tourist boat collided with another vessel in Budapest, Hungary.

Read the details on Nexter.org.

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Budapest boat capsized

35 (33 South Koreans) were on this tourist boat called The Mermaid when it collided with another ship, South Korean’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reports.

Very Good Tour’s chief operating officer, Lee Sang-moo, said the group was on the fourth day of a nine-day tour around Croatia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Germany.

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According to the authorities, 7 people on the board died after the collision.

“I deeply apologize to the parties affected by the accident, families of victims and the people who are suffering after hearing the news this morning,” Lee said. “I understand that the boat took every precaution.”

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Unfortunately, those seven South Koreans weren’t wearing life jackets.

“It was just an average day and this was a regular trip. We carry out thousands of tourist boat trips every day, there were no signs that something like this could happen,” Mihaly Toth, a spokesman for boating company Panorama Deck said.

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The collision occurred in the city center of Hungarian capital – Budapest.

21 people are still missing. Pal Gyorfi, a spokesperson for the national ambulance service said: “As an ambulance spokesman, I am not inclined to say there is no hope, so I would rather say there is a minimal chance (to find more survivors).”

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Also, “Divers say it’s unfortunately unlikely to find anybody alive after hours in cold water like this, it’s around 10 degrees centigrade,” Euronews reporter Anna Flóri told Good Morning Europe.

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