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Hableány wreck in Budapest may hold more victims, says TEK

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The salvaged wreck of the Hableány pleasure boat may still hold more victims, the head of Hungary’s counter-terrorism force TEK, which handled the salvage operation, told a press conference.

The Hableány will be searched for the remaining bodies by the police, János Hajdu said. He said the wreck had a thick layer of river mud inside it which could still hold more bodies.

However, if no more victims are found, it is likely they fell out of the boat at the time of the collision, Hajdu said, adding that the interior ministry has doubled its search efforts along the Danube.

The Hableány was lifted from the Danube on Tuesday afternoon. During the salvage operation, the bodies of four victims were found. Four further victims are still missing. The wreck was taken to the Csepel port in the south of the city to undergo further examination.


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