South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday requested that the Hungarian government continue its full support in connection with the search for more than a dozen South Koreans missing in a river boat sinking.
During 15-minute phone talks with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the president thanked the Hungarian authorities for their "active rescue operations," according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Ko Min-jung.
Seven South Koreans died when the sightseeing boat capsized after being hit by another ship on the Danube River in Budapest on Wednesday night (local time). It was carrying 33 South Koreans, mostly group tourists.
Nineteen others are still unaccounted for despite a massive search operation.