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Body of one of five missing in Veroce boat accident recovered

The body of a young man, who was on board a small boat that collided with a cruise ship on the Danube near Veroce, north of Budapest, on Saturday night, has been recovered, Budapest police BRFK said on Facebook.

The body was discovered between Vac and Szodliget, BRFK said on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old man is the third victim of the collision that occurred on Saturday night and has already claimed the lives of a man and a woman. A search is still under way for another two men and two women. Out of the altogether eight adults who were on board the motor boat one male passenger sustained head and shoulder injuries but survived and swam ashore. He was later found disoriented on the river bank at Veroce. The man received urgent medical care and was taken to hospital.

The captain of the cruise ship, a Czech national, has been taken into custody.


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