Hungary News

Hungary Contains Danube Flooding as German Dikes Bursts on Elbe

Hungary was set to contain the Danube river from overflowing in Budapest while the economic toll grew in eastern Germany, where thousands of people have been forced to evacuate along the Elbe River. Hungarian authorities are “in control” of the …

Crash of Truck and Bus Kills 14 in Hungary

Police say a truck and a small bus have crashed in southern Hungary, killing 14 people and seriously injuring two more. The accident happened shortly before midnight Sunday between the cities of Mako and Szeged, near the border with Romania. …

Hungary Sludge Flood Metals Company Fined $647M

Hungarian officials say the metals company whose broken reservoir flooded several towns with toxic red sludge in October, killing 10 people, has been fined 135.1 billion forints ((euro) 472 million, $647 million) for environmental damages. A 10-hectare (25-acre) reservoir at …

Hungary Rebuilds Towns Destroyed by Toxic Waste

Nine months after a flood of toxic red sludge devastated Hungarian villages, the country has built more than 100 new homes for the displaced. But for survivors such as Istvan Fuchs, who lost his mother in the disaster, the emotional …