fbpx

Life+News The Official News Portal of Independent Television Network Ltd

Police search Danube after boat capsizes, killing at least seven

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 30, 2019 13:07

Police search Danube after boat capsizes, killing at least seven

At least seven people were killed and more than a dozen were missing after a pleasure boat carrying South Korean tourists capsized on the flooding Danube in the Hungarian capital.

The boat was reportedly hit by another tourist vessel near the Hungarian parliament building, then turned over on the river, which has been flooding, with very strong currents, while a rainstorm enveloped Budapest.A massive rescue effort was under way with boats, divers, spotlights, and radar scanning along the river several kilometres (miles) downstream.

The search continued into the early hours today.Police said the boat had been carrying 33 South Korean tourists plus a crew of two.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 30, 2019 13:07