Hungarian buses with refugees arrive at Austrian border

Updated - November 17, 2021 01:00 am IST

Published - September 05, 2015 12:27 pm IST - BUDAPEST

Hungary on Friday said it would send thousands of refugees by bus to the Austrian border.

Hungary on Friday said it would send thousands of refugees by bus to the Austrian border.

A fleet of Hungarian buses with more than 1,000 refugees arrived at the border of Austria.

Saturday’s pre-dawn move eases immediate pressure on Hungary, which has struggled to manage the flow of thousands of migrants arriving daily from non-EU member Serbia. Officials warn that the human tide south of Hungary is still rising.

Germany and Austria have agreed to allow refugees from Hungary.

Hungary, which has been witnessing severe crisis because of the influx of Syrian refugees, on Friday said it would send thousands of refugees by bus to the Austrian border.

The Central Operative Corps of the Hungarian government will pick up the refugees and take them to the border at Hegyeshalom [a village in Hungary bordering with Austria],” the Minister in-charge of the Prime Minister’s Office, Janos Lazar, said on Friday.

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