At least seven South Korean tourists are feared dead as 21others are reported missing when a boat sunk on the Danube River in Budapest,Hungary.
At the time of the accident, thirty South Koreans and threetour guides when on the boat as well as two Hungarians.
The Wednesday accident has so far seen seven people beingrescued as search operations begin in the swollen river.
The boat involved in the accident has been identified theHableany or Mermaid which had two decks and a capacity of 45 people.
A footage obtained before the accident show the boat collidewith a larger vessel with other reports saying it was hit from behind.
Police in Hungary have however not confirmed any reportssaying that investigations are underway to identify the real course.
A police spokesman was quoted saying that the boat capsized almost immediately after the accident.
South Korea foreign minister confirmed seven of its citizenshave died while 19 others are still missing. Hungarian officials on the otherhand say 21 people are still unaccounted for.