Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary

Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary

Vienna: Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe’s frontiers.

Left to walk the last yards into Austria, rain-soaked migrants, many of them refugees from Syria`s civil war, were whisked by train and shuttle bus to Vienna, where many said they were resolved to continue on to Germany.

German police later said the first 450 of up to 10,000 migrants expected on Saturday had arrived on a special train in Munich from Austria. Police in Austria said many thousands would pass through during the day, highlighting the continent’s worst refugee crisis since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.

“It was just such a horrible situation in Hungary,” said Omar, arriving in Vienna with his family and hundreds of other migrants who poured out onto a fenced-off platform and were handed food, drinks and other supplies.

In Budapest, almost emptied of migrants by nightfall on Friday, the main railway station was again filling up with newly arrived migrants but trains to western Europe remained cancelled. So hundreds set off by foot, saying they would walk to the Austrian border like others had tried on Friday.
[Reuters]

Related Post

Seven dead in dozens of Chicago shootings
views 62
Washington: A convulsion of gun violence left seven people dead in 33 shooting incidents across Chicago during a chaotic Independence Day weekend in t...
Mexico horrified by suspected massacre of 43 students
views 69
AYOTZINAPA: Mexico was confronted today with possibly one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to incine...
Five killed in huge truck blast on a motorway in China
views 364
As well as the confirmed deaths, paramedics have reported another 20 injured in the blast, with four currently in a critical condition. Local resident...
Deadly volcanic eruption in Indonesia
views 59
The death toll from a volcanic eruption in western Indonesia has climbed to six, an official said Sunday, with fears more could have been trapped by t...
BREAKING: Explosions rip through Brussels
views 68
Firemen are trying to tackle a huge fire in Brussels after one or two explosions. The fire is believed to be at the corner of Rue d'Albanie and Avenue...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK