Body recovered from Hableany sinking, 100km downstream

Divers on Monday June 3rd recovered a body from the wreck tourist boat Hableany, which sank last Wednesday May 29th in Budapest after a collision with inland marine cruise vessel Viking Signy. Another body, identified by police as the eighth victim of the sinking, was pulled from the river 100km downstream.

Twenty-eight people are presumed to have died when the tourist boat, with 33 South Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew on board, capsized and sank in seconds.

South Korean and Hungarian divers worked together on Monday in an attempt to recover bodies from the wreck. Previously the heavy rains and flood waters had prevented the sunken vessel from being accessed.

Hungarian divers found a body in the morning during an exploratory dive at the wreck, and later in the day South Korean divers pulled it from the river, reported Hungarian counter-terrorism unit TEK, which is in charge of the rescue.

Seven bodies were recovered on the night of the accident, while seven Koreans, all of whom were apparently on the upper deck, were rescued alive. The other 21 people on board are presumed dead.