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Hungarian police have confirmed that the captain of the Viking Sigyn cruise ship had been taken into custody again and was being interrogated on suspicion of abandoning the passengers and crew of the Hableány sightseeing boat after the crash.
The Visegrád Group is unified in terms of both personnel- and content-related questions, PM Orbán said in his radio interview this morning, adding that he thinks it’s possible to find the right candidate for European Commission president “within one or two weeks”. In the remainder of the interview, the prime minister touched upon the relationship between Fidesz and the European People’s Party, Hungary’s priorities in the next five years, economic policy and the aftermath of the Hableány boat accident.
Sources reveal that once the boat arrives at Csepel port in the south of the city, it will undergo further examinations by nautical and technical experts, in collaboration with staff members of the prosecutor’s office.
Four victims were trapped inside the wreck and have been removed from the vessel. Salvagers discovered a body on the captain’s bridge. Another body has been identified as that of the only child on board at the time of the collision.