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US NewsHungary arrests boat captain after deadly accident

08:25  31 may  2019
08:25  31 may  2019 Source:   dw.com

At least 7 dead, 20 missing after boat touring Budapest sinks in Danube

At least 7 dead, 20 missing after boat touring Budapest sinks in Danube The sightseeing vessel had at least 32 South Korean passengers when it collided with another vessel and sank in Hungary.

The captain of a boat involved in a deadly river collision in Hungary was taken into custody on Thursday The Hungarian captain and a crew-member of the Mermaid are still missing. At the time of the Suspect questioned. Police arrested the 64-year-old Ukrainian captain of the 135-meter

The captain of a boat involved in a deadly river collision in Hungary was taken into custody on Thursday The Hungarian captain and a crew-member of the Mermaid are still missing. At the time of the Suspect questioned. Police arrested the 64-year-old Ukrainian captain of the 135-meter

Hungary arrests boat captain after deadly accident © Reuters/B. Szabo Provided by Deutsche Welle The captain of a large cruise ship involved in the incident has been taken into custody after a collision with a sightseeing boat. Dozens are feared dead after one of Hungary's worst river accidents.

The captain of a boat involved in a deadly river collision in Hungary was arrested on Thursday as hopes faded for any possible survivors.

A small sightseeing boat collided with a larger river cruise ship on the Danube in Budapest on Wednesday, capsizing the smaller vessel.

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It took just seconds for the Mermaid to sink with 35 people on board. At least seven people were confirmed dead on Thursday and 21 others were missing, while seven survived. Most of those on board were South Korean tourists on a group tour.

The Hungarian captain and a crew-member of the Mermaid are still missing.

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The captain of a large cruise ship involved in the incident has been taken into custody after a collision with a sightseeing boat . Dozens are feared dead after one of Hungary 's worst river accidents .

It was the deadliest boating accident in the country in the past 75 years, a Hungarian official said. Attila Boros, a media officer with the National Police Dozens are feared dead after one of Hungary 's worst river accidents . The captain of a boat involved in a deadly river collision in Hungary was

At the time of the collision, most of the passengers were inside, sheltering from heavy rain.

Hungary arrests boat captain after deadly accident © Getty Hungary Suspect questioned

Police arrested the 64-year-old Ukrainian captain of the 135-meter, four-story Viking Sigyn. He was "questioned as a suspect... in relation to endangering waterborne traffic resulting in multiple deaths."

Police said security camera footage "shows that before the collision, the Mermaid turned towards the German-built Viking Sigyn cruise boat for some reason. The Viking then turned the small boat over, and it sank within seven seconds." "The current was so fast and people were floating away but the rescue team did not come," a rescued 31-year-old woman told South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Ginger Brinton, an American tourist on board the Sigyn, said: "We were on our balcony, and we saw people in the water, screaming for help."

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Dozens are feared dead after one of Hungary 's worst river accidents . The captain of a large cruise ship involved in the incident has been taken into custody after a collision with a sightseeing boat .

Hungary detains boat captain after deadly accident . The captain of a large cruise ship involved in the incident has been taken into custody Hungarian prosecutors have said the cruise boat captain arrested over a collision on the Danube was already under investigation over another accident .

"We never felt any bump. We didn't realize. We just saw people in the water. It was just terrible."

Police said the 70-year-old Mermaid was serviced regularly and had no obvious faults.

The wreck has been located on the riverbed near the Margit Bridge and a floating crane set up to retrieve it. However, strong currents have frustrated recovery efforts.

The South Korean prime minister spoke to his counterpart on the matter, and a crisis management team has been dispatched to the European Union member state.

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