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According to, a body presumed to be a South Korean victim from last month’s sinking of a tour boat in the Danube River was found some 30 kilometers away from the accident site.

The body was found by a Hungarian fisherman about 30 km downstream from the accident scene in the Danube River at around 10:08 p.m. on Saturday, according to a South Korean government response team based in Budapest.

The body will be identified shortly.

The Hableány collided with a cruise ship and sank into the River Danube near Margit Bridge, Budapest, on May 29. It had 33 South Korean tourists on board and a crew of two Hungarians. Seven tourists were rescued from the water after the collision and the rest died. 


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