Bodies recovered as sunken Danube boat is raised in Hungary

Hungarian rescuers 'not far' from lifting tour boat wreckage

Only seven people of the 35 people on board are known to have survived the accident, with the prospect of finding any more passengers alive seen as practically zero.

A salvage operation to raise the sunken wreckage of a Hungarian tourist boat from the bed of the Danube has begun.

If all goes well, the wreck will be placed on a barge near the crane, from where it will be taken over by Budapest police investigating the collision.

Rescue crews raised a sunken tour boat out of the Danube River on Tuesday, shortly after four more bodies were recovered from the vessel involved in a collision with a river cruise ship almost two weeks ago.

Footage from the scene on Tuesday morning showed the cabin and upper deck of the boat emerge from the water and divers then carry out a search for victims still trapped inside.

South Korean tourist Lee Seung Hwan, who was next to the river, said: "I sincerely hope the missing bodies can be retrieved and brought back to their families to rest".

The Mermaid was carrying mostly South Korean holidaymakers when it capsized and sank on the evening of May 29, just seconds after colliding with a bigger river cruise boat on a busy stretch of the river.


At one point, one member of the rescue crew fell into the fast-flowing water and had to be rescued after nearly being swept away.

A huge floating crane, barges and rescue personnel could be seen early Tuesday at Budapest's Margit Bridge, where a sightseeing boat sank May 29 after colliding with a much larger river cruise ship.

"Now we will make further checks... in the parts of the boat where there could be further victims", Nandor Jasenszky said.

Nineteen South Koreans and a Hungarian crewman have been confirmed dead, with eight people missing.

Recovery efforts by Hungarian and South Korean teams have been hampered by high water levels in the Danube.

Viking Sigyn's captain, named as 64-year-old Ukrainian national Yuriy C, has been detained on suspicion of reckless misconduct in waterborne traffic leading to mass casualties.

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