PhotoStory: Tragedy on the Danube

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Hope is fading fast that any other survivors will be found in the Danube River in the Hungarian capital Budapest after a tourist boat sank after being involved with another vessel.

Seven South Korean tourists have died and another 21 people are missing and seven were rescued.

A massive search operation is continuing on a river swollen by heavy rainfall. The rain had led to strong currents on the Danube.

At least seven dead and 19 missing after tourist boat capsizes on the River Danube
A sonar is being used at Margaret Bridge during the search operation on the River Danube in Budapest, Hungar. EPA-EFE/BALAZS MOHAI

Rescue teams say there is little hope of finding any more survivors.

A criminal investigation has been launched.

Seven dead and 19 missing after tourist boat capsizes on the River Danube
A view of the Viking Sigyn hotelship on the River Danube in downtown Budapest, Hungary, 30 May 2019, following a collision of the hotelship and a smaller cruise ship on the previous evening. The cruise ship sank with thirty-three South Korean passengers and two Hungarian staff on board. Photo: EPA-EFE/ZOLTAN MATHE HUNGARY OUT

 

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