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A woman stands by flowers and candles placed on the riverbank to pay tribute to the victims of the capsized boat at Margaret Bridge, in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Rescue crews in Hungary’s capital are preparing to raise a sightseeing boat from the bottom of the Danube River Thursday as search teams scoured the waters for 21 people missing after the vessel, packed with South Korean tourists, collided with a larger cruise ship and sank. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven were rescued, all of them South Koreans. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP)

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A woman stands at the Margit bridge on the Danube as she watches rescue crews at work after a vessel capsized in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Rescue crews in Hungary’s capital were preparing to raise a sightseeing boat from the Danube river Thursday as search teams scoured the waters for 21 people missing after the vessel, packed with South Korean tourists, collided with a larger cruise ship and sank. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungarian police have detained the captain of a cruise ship that collided with and sank a sightseeing boat packed with South Korean tourists on the Danube River in Budapest.

Seven people are confirmed dead and seven have been rescued, while 21 people remain missing in the waters.

Meanwhile, family members of those dead or missing were traveling from South Korean and expected to arrive Friday in the Hungarian capital.

Police said late Thursday they detained and questioned the 64-year-old Ukrainian captain of the larger vessel, who is suspected of endangering water transport leading to a deadly mass accident.

The group of 30 tourists, two guides and a photographer were on a sightseeing tour of Budapest when their boat collided with a Viking cruise ship during a downpour Wednesday evening.

Source Link:
https://www.foxnews.com/world/captain-arrested-in-hungary-boat-accident-as-families-arrive

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