A sonar is being used at Margaret Bridge during the search operation on the River Danube on May 30. Photo: EPA-EFE

‘There was no help coming’: South Korean survivors of boat collision in Hungary describe desperation on board

  • A 31-year-old survivor said he could only watch helplessly while fellow passengers struggled to stay afloat
  • He managed to save one person after he caught hold of a lifebuoy and tossed her a rope attached to it
Topic |   Hungary

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A sonar is being used at Margaret Bridge during the search operation on the River Danube on May 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
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The boat that sank was identified as the ‘Hableany’ (Mermaid), which is described on the sightseeing company’s website as ‘one of the smallest members of the fleet’. File photo: EPA

‘No life jackets’: 7 South Korean tourists dead, 21 missing in Hungary pleasure boat tragedy

  • Sightseeing vessel hit by another tourist boat on Danube river night tour
  • South Korea’s president instructs officials to ‘deploy all available resources’ for rescue
Topic |   Hungary

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The boat that sank was identified as the ‘Hableany’ (Mermaid), which is described on the sightseeing company’s website as ‘one of the smallest members of the fleet’. File photo: EPA
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