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Salvage operation of deadly boat sinking in Danube to take place on Monday, one more body of S. Korean found Updated: 2019-06-09 09:09:56 KST


Prep work to salvage the sunken boat in the Danube, including attaching cables and wrapping wires around the vessel, is expected to be completed over the weekend, while the salvage operation is likely to begin in earnest next Monday.

On Saturday, the floating crane Clark Adam reached the accident site where the tourist boat carrying 33 South Koreans and 2 Hungarians sank 11 days ago.
It was forecast earlier that the boat could have been lifted on Sunday, but Hungarian authorities now expect the operation to get underway on Monday at the earliest.

Meanwhile, on Saturday local time, one more body of a South Korean female was found some 22 kilometers from the accident site.
Only seven out of the 35 people who were on the boat survived and 8 people are still missing, many of whom are presumed to be inside the wreck.

Aside from the salvage operation, a search operation is also underway to look for those who are still missing.
Seoul's emergency response team dispatched to Hungary has put a helicopter in the air, while others are on search mission both on water and on ground.
Yoon Jung-min, Arirang News.
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