BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian water management authorities say the Danube River’s high water levels, which have stymied efforts to reach a sunken tour boat where 21 missing people could be trapped, are falling.
The General Directorate of Water Management said Sunday the river has fallen 26 centimeters (10¼ inches) since midday Saturday, when it crested at 5.88 meters (19 feet, 3½ inches).
Divers may try to reach the wreck once the Danube falls to about 4 meters (13 feet), which is expected Wednesday, a week after a river cruise ship crashed into a tourist boat near the Margit Bridge in Budapest.
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The sightseeing boat was carrying 33 South Koreans and two Hungarian crew members when it collided. Seven people were killed, seven were rescued and 21 others are still missing.
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