Refugees in 135km walk to reach Austrian border

More than 6,000 refugees, some walking as far as 135km have reached the Austrian border to board trains to Germany

Refugees in 135km walk to reach Austrian border

World Bulletin / News Desk

Around 6,500 refugees have reached Austria since neighbouring Hungary began ferrying stranded migrants to the border, and 2,200 of them are already on their way to Germany, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner told reporters at a rail station in Vienna.

She said earlier on Saturday that police would not use force to halt the influx after Austria and Germany threw open their borders to the waves of refugees. 

According to the Middle East Monitor activists have reported that up to 2000 migrants are being held in a Soviet-era army barracks outside Budapest.

The barracks is meant to hold only 800 people, the activists said, adding that journalists were being kept away from the building.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Saturday the refugee problems in Hungary had been caused by "the failed migration policy of the EU and ... irresponsible statements made by some European politicians."

 

Last Mod: 05 Eylül 2015, 15:27
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