BUDAPEST: Salvage crews recovered four bodies on Tuesday as they found the wreck of a boat two weeks after it capsized on the Danube River in Budapest.
The Mermaid boat was carrying a group of South Korean tourists on board and sank in seconds on May 29 after a large cruise liner hit it from behind under a bridge in the Hungarian capital during heavy rain.
Twenty-six of the tourists and the two Hungarian crew were drowned to death in the worst disaster on the river in half a century. The bodies of all but four of the victims have now been recovered.
“Now we will make further checks … in the parts of the boat where there could be further victims,” Nandor Jasenszky- spokesman for Hungary’s special forces said. (Agencies)