The captain of a tourist vessel collided with a pleasure boat on the Danube river in the city of Budapest (Hungary) on Wednesday, may 29, in the evening, was a citizen of Ukraine, he is currently detained, reports the BBC.

“The 64-year-old Ukrainian citizen was detained as a suspect in a rash of misconduct on water transport, which led to mass casualties”, – writes the edition.

Reported 28 killed in the incident tourists from South Korea.

“Boat carrying South Korean tourists sank in seven seconds after a collision during a downpour on Wednesday. Hope that any of the 21 missing will be found alive anymore. Upon collision of a criminal investigation was opened; this is a rare occurrence on the Danube where navigation is busy, but generally safe. According to the representative of the ambulance, rescued seven people suffered from hypothermia,” the BBC reports.

In addition, according to the newspaper, seven people were rescued and seven were found dead.

It is reported that the accident occurred on Wednesday evening, after 21:00 local time (22:00 Kiev time). In the heart of the city, near the magrit bridge Hableany boat crashed into a larger tourist Viking ship Sigyn. According to the testimony of travelers with Viking Sigyn, they have not felt the impact but saw the consequences of the crash and say that everything happened very quickly.

According to the newspaper, Hableany is a double deck of river cruise boat, built in 1949 in the USSR. Its wreckage is found, they are prepared to raise. On Board of the ship there were 30 South Korean tourists and three tour guide and two Hungarian crew member. The majority of tourists were from 40 to 50 years, but among them was 6-year-old and 70-year-old man. All seven found the victims were not wearing lifejackets, three of them were found in several kilometers from the scene of the accident.

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