Seven people were confirmed dead and 21 remained missing early on Thursday after a sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Korean passengers and two crew members collided with another vessel and sank in the Danube River in the Hungarian capital.
Rescue officials said seven bodies had been recovered in downtown Budapest. Pal Gyorfi, spokesman for the National Ambulance Service, said seven people were rescued and taken to hospital in stable condition following the accident on Wednesday night.
South Korea’s foreign ministry later confirmed that 33 of its citizens were on the boat and said 19 were still missing.
The two crew members were identified as Hungarian.
The sunken boat was located early on Thursday near the Margit Bridge, not far from the neo-Gothic Parliament building on the river bank.