Marking the third anniversary of the Danube tourist boat tragedy


A commemorative event took place at the Margaret Bridge in Budapest on Sunday to mark the third anniversary of a boat accident on the Danube which killed 28 people.

Park Chul-min, Korean Ambassador, and Péter Sztáray, Hungarian State Secretary for Security Policy, laid wreaths at the site to commemorate the Korean and Hungarian victims.

“The tragedy of three years ago is etched in the memory of millions of Koreans and Hungarians. Both nations shared and still share the pain of bereavement,” Sztáray said. “The shock caused by the tragedy has brought the citizens of both nations closer together,” he added.

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Inauguration of a memorial to the victims of the collision of a boat on the Danube

Inauguration of a memorial to the victims of the collision of a boat on the Danube

The South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister expressed his thanks to the Hungarian government, authorities and people of Hungary for their efforts to find the victims and for the many prayers for the victims.Continue Reading

Park Chul-min thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the local council of the 5th district of Budapest for the opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of the tragedy at the memorial built on the bridge.

On May 29, 2019, the cruise ship Viking Sigyn collided with the tourist boat Hableány which had 33 South Korean tourists and a crew of two Hungarians on board. Seven tourists were rescued from the water after the collision and the others died. One of the bodies has not been found. The trial of Viking captain Sigyn is still ongoing.

Photo courtesy of Tamás Kovács/MTI

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