Salvage Crews Recover Wreck of Boat Sunk in Danube, Budapest
Salvage crews on Tuesday, June 11 recovered the wreck of a boat two weeks after it capsized on the Danube River in Budapest with a group of South Korean tourists on board.
Four bodies have been recovered since crews started operations to lift the wreck early on Tuesday morning, officials said.
The Mermaid boat 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 died in the worst disaster on the river in half a century. The bodies of all but four of the victims have now been recovered.