Hungary bans shipping on Danube as river freezes over

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Posted: Jan 10, 2017 10:09 AM

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary has banned ships from the Danube as the river is freezing over and floating ice poses a risk, a spokeswoman for the General Directorate of Water Management said on Tuesday.

The ban is effective from 1500 GMT, Gabriella Siklos said, in a reply to Reuters questions.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by Louise Ireland)