Commemoration event is held for victims of last year’s Budapest boat disaster | AFP

The tour boat operator that owned the Mermaid, which sank a year ago on a busy stretch of the Danube in downtown Budapest, organises a commemoration event, laying a wreath at the site of the accident. The Mermaid sightseeing boat sank within seconds after colliding with the Swiss-registered Viking Sigyn river cruise vessel, leaving 27 people dead, mostly South Korean tourists. The disaster was Hungary’s worst boating accident in more than half a century. IMAGES

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