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3rd Anniversary of the Danube Tourist Boat Tragedy

May 29, 2022

A memorial service was held on the third anniversary of the tragedy of the Hableány (‘Mermaid’)  river cruise boat on Sunday in Budapest, at the memorial to the victims of the disaster at the Pest end of Margaret Bridge, where Péter András Sztáray, Minister of State for Security Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

Fatal Bus Accident in Hungary: Eight People Dead

Aug 15, 2021

Eight people died, eight were seriously injured and forty suffered minor injuries in an accident on the M7 motorway in Hungary early Sunday morning. The bus was carrying Hungarian tourists returning from a one-day holiday in Croatia. According to unconfirmed media reports, the crash may have occurred because the bus with Hungarian number plates started […]

Tourist Boat Tragedy Memorial Inaugurated

May 31, 2021

A memorial to victims of the deadly boat collision on the River Danube which took the lives of many South Korean tourists was inaugurated on Monday at Margaret Bridge, marking the second anniversary of the disaster. A memorial to victims of the deadly boat collision on the River Danube which took the lives of many […]

Miskolc Rally Stopped After Deadly Accident

Aug 15, 2020

The 26th Miskolc Rally car race was halted and then canceled this Saturday morning in NE Hungary following an accident in which 48-year-old co-pilot Zsolt Tóth lost his life. The driver of the Rally1 category car, Gergely Dudás was not seriously injured, but was treated by paramedics. Following proposals from officials and competitors, the supervisory […]

Woman Dies in Thunderstorm Flood in Hungary

Jun 14, 2020

A woman has died in a sudden flood caused by a thunderstorm in Tótvázsony, north of Lake Balaton in Western Hungary on Sunday afternoon. A spokeswoman for the Veszprém County Police Headquarters told the Hungarian news agency MTI that the 66-year-old woman and her husband wanted to clean the bridge pillar at the end of […]


Ill-Fated Boat Recovered from the Danube

Jun 19, 2019

On June 11, following several days of preparations, the wreckage of the 40-ton, 27-meter sightseeing boat Hableány (Mermaid) was lifted by rescue workers with the help of a crane vessel from the bottom of the River Danube onto a barge in Budapest. The Hableány sank almost two weeks before: shortly after 9 p.m. on May […]

Flowers of condolence at the Szinyei Merse Pál Grammar School in Budapest | János Marjai / MTI

Hungarian students die in Italy bus accident

Jan 21, 2017

16 people, most of them grammar school students from Budapest, have died in a bus accident on the motorway near Verona, Italy Friday night. The bus first hit the motorway barrier and crashed into the pillar of a flyover, followed by a fire on board.

The scene of the bomb explosion in the Hortobágy area | Zsolt Czeglédi / MTI

Bomb-disposal experts killed in Hungary

Jul 1, 2016

Four military bomb-disposal technicians were killed in an explosion near Nádudvar, in eastern Hungary, on Friday afternoon, the Central Chief Prosecution Office of Investigation said. A fifth technician had suffered serious but not critical injuries in the explosion.

| Ilka Mûhely/MTI

Hungarians feared dead on Nepal mountain

May 24, 2013

Zsolt Erõss, 45, the first Hungarian to scale Mount Everest, is feared dead on Nepal’s treacherous Kangchenjunga mountain, according to local tourism officials. Four others, including Hungarian Péter Kiss, 27, are also feared to have died.

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Hungarian tourist dies in Egypt balloon accident

Feb 26, 2013

The Hungarian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that one of the victims of the deadly hot-air balloon accident over Luxor, Egypt was a woman of Hungarian nationality. She was one of the 18 tourists who died as a balloon exploded in the air.

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