S. Korean gov't requests Hungarian authorities to keep close tabs on cruise captain
Updated: 2019-06-15 09:29:21 KST
Turning to the latest on last month's tragic sinking of a tourist boat in Budapest.
A day after the release of the Ukrainian cruise ship captain who is accused of causing the sinking, the Korean government has requested that the Hungarian police keep track of the captain's whereabouts.
Korea has also asked for a thorough investigation to find the exact cause of the sinking.
Hungarian authorities said that they are keeping close tabs on the captain and are planning to obtain more evidence by dismantling the boat for closer investigation.
Meanwhile, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has vowed to cooperate with the Korean government to pay tribute to the victims of the tragedy.
The sinking of the boat took the lives of 25 people with three others still unaccounted for.