Three dead and 16 missing as tourist boat crashes and sinks in Budapest

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Three dead and 16 missing as tourist boat crashes and sinks in Budapest

Caption: Budapest boat

Caption: Budapest boat

Three people have died and 16 are missing after a sightseeing boat collided with another vessel and sank this evening.

The boat, carrying 32 passengers and two crew members, hit another in the Danube River in downtown Budapest, state television said.

Citing a statement from the Interior Ministry, state TV said one person was successfully revived after being rescued.

It said many of those on board were Asian tourists.

Searchers at the scene near Hungarys parliament included a fire boat, while other boats docked on the river banks shined spotlights onto the river in a heavy rain.

Police and fire brigade vehicles are seen on the Danube bank after tourist boat capsized on the river??in Budapest, Hungary, May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

The boat, carrying 32 passengers and two crew members, hit another in the Danube River in downtown Budapest, state television said (Picture: Reuters)

epa07611330 Rescuers stand on the bank after a ship overturned and sank in River Danube in Budapest, Hungary, late 29 May 2019. The rescue is underway as according to media reports there were 34 people on the board of the boat. EPA/Zoltan Mihadak HUNGARY OUT

Citing a statement from the Interior Ministry, state TV said one person was successfully revived after being rescued (Picture: EPA)

Police and fire brigade vehicles are seen on the Danube bank after tourist boat capsized on the river??in Budapest, Hungary, May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Citing a statement from the Interior Ministry, state TV said one person was successfully revived after being rescued (Picture: Reuters)

Police and fire brigade vehicles are seen on the Danube bank after tourist boat capsized on the river??in Budapest, Hungary, May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police and fire brigade vehicles are seen on the Danube bank (Picture: Reuters)

epa07611390 An undated file photo of the boat Hableany in River Danube with the Parliament building in the background in Budapest, Hungary (issued 29 May 2019). The boat crashed with another ship, overturned and sank in the River Danube late Wednesday, 29 May 2019, killing three of the 34 people onboard, mostly tourists from Eastern Asia. EPA/Zoltan Mihadak HUNGARY OUT

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