Hungarian cruise operator admits Danube collision

World | 30 May 2019 4:27 pm

Cruise line operator Viking says one of its ships was involved in a deadly boat collision on the Danube River in Budapest that has left at least seven South Korean tourists aboard a smaller boat dead. 
Viking said in a statement that its ship Sigyn was near a Hungarian tourist boat "when it was involved in an incident'' on the river at 9:00 p.m. local time. 
It said no one aboard the Viking ship was injured, and that it is cooperating with the authorities. The company, with offices in Switzerland and California, provided no further details. 
Officials in Seoul say seven South Korean tourists are dead and 19 others are missing after their sightseeing boat collided with a larger cruise ship and capsized. Two Hungarian crew are also missing.-AP

 

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