A boat sinks in the Danube River in Hungary, 2 people die, 5 others go missing

2024-05-19 13:18:43 / BOTA ALFA PRESS

A boat sinks in the Danube River in Hungary, 2 people die, 5 others go missing

The police in Hungary have announced that two people have lost their lives and five are missing after the sinking of a boat in the Danube river, the "AP" agency reports.

Authorities received information on Saturday evening that a man had been found bleeding from the head on the banks of the Danube near the town of Veroce, about 50 kilometers north of the capital, Budapest.

Police determined the man was involved in a boating accident, and the bodies of a man and a woman were later discovered nearby, the AP reports.

Hours after police began their search, they discovered a damaged boat in the water, which they towed to shore. They are still looking for five other people, all adults, who are believed to have been on the boat.

Police have announced that they determined that a hotel boat had been in the area at the time of the accident.

The deadly accident comes five years after at least 27 people died in Budapest when a river cruise ship collided with a smaller cruise ship, sinking it within seconds.