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About Four Bodies Found in Hungary Tourist Boat Accident

At least four bodies have been recovered as salvage crews raised the wreck of a tourist boat that sank on the Danube in Budapest last month.

Divers entered the boat as a floating crane slowly brought it to the surface.

Report says, The Mermaid was carrying South Korean tourists when it was in collision with a cruise ship and capsized, leaving 20 people dead and eight others missing.

Recovery efforts by Hungarian and South Korean teams have been hampered by high water levels in the Danube.

Footage from the scene on Tuesday morning showed the cabin and upper deck of the boat emerge from the water and divers then carry out a search for victims still trapped inside.

The bodies recovered were believed to be those of three South Koreans and the Hungarian captain, the South Korean Yonhap news agency quoted officials as saying.

According to salvage experts, the operation is expected to take several hours. It is not known how strong the hull of the 70-year-old boat is following the collision.

BBC Net

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