Responders sit in a rubber dinghy preparing for the search of victims next to a landing dock after a tourist boat crashed with another ship late Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The boat capsized and sunk in the Danube River Wednesday evening, May 29, 2019, in Budapest, with dozens of people on board, including passengers and crew, Hungarian media reported. (Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP)
BUDAPEST, Hungary – The Latest on a boat that capsized in the Danube River in Budapest with 33 South Korean tourists (all times local):
3 a.m. Thursday
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered officials to mobilize all available efforts to support rescue work in cooperation with the Hungarian government after a boat with South Korean tourists capsized in Budapest.
Seven South Korean tourists are dead and 19 remain missing. Seven have been rescued.
Moon's office said Thursday he also ordered the launch of a government task force headed by the foreign minister.
South Korea's Foreign Ministry says it's considering sending a team of 18 officials to Hungary at an early date. A ministry statement says the team would include Foreign Ministry officials and rescue workers.
Hungarian media say a boat has capsized in the Danube River in Budapest, with 34 people on board, including passengers and personnel.
State news wire MTI says rescuers are at the scene near Hungary's parliament, including a fire boat.
Some people have been rescued and a search is underway for others.