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8th July, 2019

Body of Hableány victim recovered

The body of a 27th victim of the Hableány boating disaster was found in the Danube near Makád, 50km south of Budapest, on Friday.

The body is that of a South Korean woman who was on board the tourist boat when it was struck by a larger vessel and overturned on May 29.

Makád is the southernmost municipality on Csepel island.

All but one of the 28 persons killed in the accident have now been accounted for. There were seven survivors.

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