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Hopes raised, then dashed for Budapest train migrants

Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 00:55

After waiting outside the Budapest train station for two days, refugees and migrants are allowed to board only to have their train stopped just outside the city. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Chaos and confusion break out in Budapest's Keleti train station...as officials attempt to end a standoff that has become the latest focal point of Europe's migrant crisis. When police opened the station, hundreds of refugees and migrants stormed a waiting train, cramming children through open doors and even open windows. They believed that they were finally being allowed to continue their journey west to Austria, Germany and beyond... but they were wrong. Soon after it pulled away from the station, the train was stopped outside the city in Bicske. Police there ordered the passengers off, triggering yet more chaos as many tried to run away. While Hungary has a migrant reception center there...it's far short of the destinations these people fleeing war and poverty are hoping to reach.

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Hopes raised, then dashed for Budapest train migrants

Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 00:55