BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian and South Korean officials inaugurated a memorial Monday in Budapest that commemorates the 28 people who died, most of them South Koreans, in a boating accident on the Danube River two years ago.
The two deputy foreign ministers pulled off a white ribbon draped around the memorial, a gray granite block engraved with the names of the victims. It is located along the river where the accident occurred near the Margaret Bridge, near the Parliament building.
“Let this monument stand here as long as Budapest stands! It will always pay tribute to the victims of the disaster and it will be a reminder of the special relationship between Korea and Hungary,” said Levente Magyar, the Hungarian official.
Choi Jong-moon, his South Korean counterpart, voiced his appreciation to Hungary for the memorial.