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More bodies found as Hungary lifts sunken tourist boat from river

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Police remove 4 bodies from the Mermaid tourist boat. Another 4 people are still missing some two weeks after the tragedy, the worst such incident in Hungary in 75 years.

MERMAID RETRIEVAL. A picture taken on June 11, 2019 shows the giant floating crane on the Clark Adam ship lifting the sunken Mermaid sightseeing boat during the operations to pull it out of the Danube river in Budapest. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

Hungary tourist boat death toll reaches 15

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Divers are unable to enter the sunken Mermaid due to the strong current in a river swollen after weeks of rain

HUNGARY BOAT SINKING. A rainbow can be seen over the Margit bridge as the search for the missing boat passengers continued on June 5, 2019 following a boat accident on the Danube river in Budapest. Photo by Ferenc Isza/AFP

At least 7 South Koreans dead, 21 missing as Budapest tourist boat sinks

May 30, 2019 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) A tourist sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Koreans and two Hungarian crew members sinks after colliding with a larger river cruise boat during torrential rain

A victim's body is covered by a black plastic at Danube River close to the National Theatre of Budapest on May 29, 2019. - A river boat used for tourism capsized in the Hungarian capital on May 29, 2019 with dozens of people on board, and a rescue effort was underway as 3 people died and 16 others missing. (Photo by GERGELY BESENYEI / AFP)

Hungary says catastrophe averted after Danube hits new record

Jun 10, 2013 - 4:26 PM

Budapest mayor: We have no reports of any catastrophic situation the situation is normalizing

OVERFLOWING. A handout picture of the ORFK (National Police Headquarters) shows an aerial view taken on June 8, 2013 as the stairs of the parliament building are flooded by the Danube in Budapest. Photo by Sandor Szabo/ORFK/AFP

Czech, German cities brace for floods

Jun 05, 2013 - 3:23 PM

Cities in Germany and the Czech Republic were scrambling Wednesday June 5 to stave off potential disaster as a flood wave headed north

SUBMERGED. The floods of the river Elbe submerge the streets of Meissen, eastern Germany, on June 4, 2013. Torrential rain and heavy flooding hit central Europe. Photo by Martin Foerster/AFP

10 dead, thousands evacuated as floods sweep Europe

Jun 04, 2013 - 12:32 PM

The heavy rainfall has triggered nightmarish memories of the 2002 floods that killed dozens in the region including 17 in the Czech Republic alone

EUROPE FLOODS. An aerial view shoes the overflooded old city in Passau, southern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Photo by Peter Kneffel/AFP

4 dead, many missing in central Europe floods

Jun 03, 2013 - 9:20 AM

Austria Germany and the Czech Republic sent in army units to help with rescue efforts after rains reached record levels in some areas

OVERFLOWING RIVERS. The rivers Inn (back) and Danube flood the old city of Passau, southern Germany, on June 1, 2013. Photo by Armin Weigel/AFP