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Remains in Hungary identified as Korean

June 29,2019
A body found in Hungary’s Danube River last week has been confirmed to be a South Korean woman missing from a deadly tour boat sinking, the Foreign Ministry in Seoul said Friday. That brought the number of Koreans still unaccounted for in the May 29 sinking to two, with 24 other Koreans and two Hungarian crew members confirmed dead.

A DNA test identified the body as a female in her 60s, one of the 33 Korean passengers aboard the sightseeing boat when it capsized and sank after being hit by a larger cruise ship from behind.

She was found last Saturday some 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) away from the sinking site in Budapest.

On Thursday, South Korean Ambassador to Hungary Choe Kyoo-sik delivered to Hungary’s top prosecutor a letter from Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il asking for continued cooperation and efforts into the probe.

Yonhap