Seven dead after tourist boat sinks in Budapest

At least seven tourists have died after a pleasure boat capsized on the River Danube in Budapest.

Another 19 people – all of them South Korean holidaymakers – are missing after the tragic accident in the centre of the Hungarian capital city.

An ambulance spokesman said that 14 people were pulled from the water.

In total, 32 passengers and two crew were on board the tour boat when it collided with another vessel on Wednesday night.

The oldest was in their 70s, while the youngest was born in 2013.

Police confirmed that the accident happened on the river next the Hungarian parliament building during stormy weather.

None of the passengers were wearing life jackets.

In Seoul, President Moon Jae-in said South Korea would work with the government in Hungary to investigate the cause of the tragedy.

The tour group was on the fourth day of a nine-day holiday, visiting Croatia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Germany.

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