The Latest: Seoul says tourists did not wear life jackets

A man stands in front of a gate of the headquarters of Very Good Tour Co. in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 30, 2019. A sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Korean passengers and two crew members collided with another vessel and sank in the Danube River in downtown Budapest. The South Korean tourists are confirmed to have been on a package tour to Hungary sold by the travel agency. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Police officers stand on a landing dock early Thursday, May 30, 2019 after a tourist boat crashed with a river cruise boat in River Danube in Budapest, Hungary, late Wednesday, May 29. The boat capsized and sunk in the river Wednesday evening, with dozens of people on board, including passengers and crew, Hungarian media reported. (Peter Lakatos/MTI via AP)
A woman moves past a gate of the headquarters of Very Good Tour Co. in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 30, 2019. A sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Korean passengers and two crew members collided with another vessel and sank in the Danube River in downtown Budapest. The South Korean tourists are confirmed to have been on a package tour to Hungary sold by the travel agency. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
A rescue boat searches for victims late Wednesday, May 29, 2019, after a tourist boat crashed with a river cruise boat, in River Danube in Budapest. The boat capsized and sunk in the river Wednesday evening, with dozens of people on board, including passengers and crew, Hungarian media reported.(Peter Lakatos/MTI via AP)
Employees of Very Good Tour Co. talk on the phones at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 30, 2019. A sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Korean passengers and two crew members collided with another vessel and sank in the Danube River in downtown Budapest. The tourists are confirmed to have been on a package tour to Hungary sold by the travel agency. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Police and ambulances are parked on the river bank early Thursday, May 30, 2019 after a tourist boat crashed with a river cruise boat in River Danube in Budapest, Hungary. The boat capsized and sunk in the river Wednesday evening, with dozens of people on board, including passengers and crew, Hungarian media reported.(Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP)
Firemen stand at Margit Bridge, where the wreck of a sightseeing boat was found on the Danube River in downtown Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 30, 2019, after a sightseeing boat sank. A massive search was underway on the river for 21 people missing after the sightseeing boat with 33 South Korean tourists sank after colliding with another vessel during an evening downpour. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP)

BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Latest on a boat that capsized in the Danube River in Budapest with 33 South Korean tourists (all times local):

7:50 a.m.

South Korean Foreign Ministry says South Korean tourists in the deadly boat collision in Budapest weren't wearing life jackets.

Officials in Seoul say seven South Korean tourists are dead and 19 others remain missing after their sightseeing boat collided with a larger cruise ship and capsized Wednesday night in the Danube River. Seven South Koreans have been rescued.

The Foreign Ministry says South Korean diplomats in Hungary have learned the tourists did not put on life jackets at the time of the collision.

It says it's "customary" for tourists taking a sighting boat on the Danube not to wear life jackets. 

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7:40 a.m.

A South Korean travel agency says the Hungarian sightseeing boat that capsized leaving at least seven dead and 21 missing on the Danube River in Budapest was on its way back from an hourlong night tour when it collided with a larger cruise ship that caused the sinking.

Very Good Tour had said earlier Thursday in Seoul that it believed the tour boat was anchored before departure when it collided with the larger cruise ship, citing information from an employee at the scene.

Company official Lee Sang-pil says it remains unclear whether the passengers were wearing life vests.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered officials to mobilize all available efforts to support the ongoing rescue in cooperation with the Hungarian government.

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7 a.m.

A 6-year-old girl is among 30 South Korean tourists whose boat capsized after a collision on the Danube River in downtown Budapest.

A search is underway for 21 people missing while seven have been confirmed dead and another seven have been rescued.

In Seoul, South Korea, tour agency official Lee Sang-moo disclosed the identities of the seven rescued South Koreans — six women and one man, aged between 31 and 66. The girl's status is unclear but she does not appear on a list of survivors provided by the travel agency.

The sunken boat was located early Thursday near the Margit Bridge, not far from the neo-Gothic Hungarian Parliament building on the riverbank. Lee says the tour boat was anchored when it was hit by a bigger ship.

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5:15 a.m.

A tour agency says the family members of seven South Koreans killed during a boat capsizing in Budapest will fly to the Hungarian capital as early as Thursday night.

The Very Good Tour agency in South Korea says its staff will take 16 family members to Budapest.

Senior agency official Lee Sang-moo says the seven dead are among 30 South Koreans who had been on a package tour in Europe.

Lee says three other South Korean nationals — two guides and a photographer — were also aboard the capsized boat.

He says the boat was anchored when it was hit by a bigger ship on the Danube River in downtown Budapest.

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4:25 a.m.

A tour agency says the South Koreans whose boat capsized in Budapest were on a package tour program in Europe.

Seoul officials say seven South Korean tourists are dead and 19 others remain missing when their sightseeing boat collided with another vessel and capsized Wednesday night in the Danube River. Seven South Koreans have been rescued.

The Very Good Tour agency in South Korea said Thursday that the tourists left South Korea on May 25 for a group tour program that began with a visit to Munich, Germany.

The agency says they were supposed to return to South Korea on June 1.

It says most of the tourists were traveling with their family members.

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3 a.m. Thursday

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered officials to mobilize all available efforts to support rescue work in cooperation with the Hungarian government after a boat with South Korean tourists capsized in Budapest.

Seven South Korean tourists are dead and 19 remain missing. Seven have been rescued.

Moon's office said Thursday he also ordered the launch of a government task force headed by the foreign minister.

South Korea's Foreign Ministry says it's considering sending a team of 18 officials to Hungary at an early date. A ministry statement says the team would include Foreign Ministry officials and rescue workers.

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10:25 p.m.

Hungarian media say a boat has capsized in the Danube River in Budapest, with 34 people on board, including passengers and personnel.

State news wire MTI says rescuers are at the scene near Hungary's parliament, including a fire boat.

Some people have been rescued and a search is underway for others.

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