Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary




 
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Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary
 
September 6th, 2015  
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Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary
By Krisztina Than and Irene Preisinger HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/MUNICH (Reuters) - Austria and Germany threw open their borders on Saturday to thousands of exhausted migrants from the east, bussed to the frontier by a right-wing Hungarian government that had tried to stop them, but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of people. Left to walk the final stretch into Austria, rain-soaked migrants - many of them refugees from Syria's civil war - were whisked by train and shuttle bus first to Vienna and then by train to Munich and other cities in Germany. The last train carrying an estimated 1,000 refugees pulled into Munich from Austria at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday (2330 GMT), bringing the total to have arrived in the Bavarian capital since Saturday to about 8,000.




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