Hungarian and South Korean divers have recovered the body of one of the victims of last week’s Danube ship collision from the sunken sightseeing boat, counter-terrorism force TEK, which is in charge of the recovery efforts, said on Monday.
The body was discovered by Hungarian divers on Monday morning. They marked the body before carrying on with their inspection of the condition of the Hableany’s wreckage.
The body was then pulled to the surface by Korean divers.
TEK said rescue teams were working round the clock on “achieving a safe solution to this extraordinary situation”.
The Hableány, carrying 33 South Koreans and two Hungarian crew, collided with a cruise ship and sank last Wednesday. Seven passengers were rescued, eight have been confirmed dead and 20 are still missing. Seven South Korean victims of the Danube crash identified, read more HERE.
The Ukrainian captain of Viking Sigyn, a Swiss cruise ship, has been detained. The wrecks of the sightseeing boat were located near a pillar of Margaret Bridge.
Another body, which has yet to be identified, was found near the village of Harta, some 100km downstream from Budapest, the national police headquarters said.
As we wrote today, rescue teams working to salvage wrecked Hableány, will have to wait a few more days before a suitably large crane arrives at the site of the disaster near Margaret Bridge in central Budapest, read more HERE.
The national police said on its website on Monday evening that the body of a male victim recovered near the village of Harta, some 100km downstream from Budapest, has been identified. Authorities, however, have not confirmed the victim’s nationality.
Authorities are still identifying the body recovered from the wreck of the sightseeing boat.
Ship collision video – this is how happened: