The 18th dead body linked to last week’s Danube collision in central Budapest was found in the river near Rakoczi Bridge, the police reported on its website on Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE – The 19th body linked to last week’s Danube collision in central Budapest was discovered in the river near the Bálna cultural complex, public broadcaster M1’s news programme reported on Thursday evening. It was identified as one of the two Hungarian crew members, a man, of the Hableany sightseeing boat, the police said on its website late on Thursday.

A bit eralier today a dead body, believed to be that of the 17th victim of last week’s ship collision, has been found in the River Danube near Érd, south of Budapest.

The 16th body was discovered near Szabadság Bridge late on Wednesday, and was identified as one of the 33 South Korean tourists aboard the Hableany sightseeing boat, which collided with a large cruise ship and sank in the River Danube in central Budapest on May 29.

A search for eleven missing persons is under way along the river between the collision site and Hungary’s southern border, the police said.

Source: MTI

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