The collision happened on a popular part of the Danube river, from where sightseers can view the city. Photo: AP

Budapest boat crash: cruise ship captain charged over Danube tourists deaths

  • A strong current has complicated plans to lift the wreck, and the prospects of finding any more survivors are very slim
  • The captain’s lawyer said the court had granted bail, but prosecutors were appealing it so his client remained detained
Topic |   Hungary

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The collision happened on a popular part of the Danube river, from where sightseers can view the city. Photo: AP
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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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