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Migrants stream into Austria

Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 00:52

Migrants stream across the Hungarian border with Austria after days of tensions with Hungarian authorities. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Wrapped in blankets and sleeping bags against the rain, long lines of visibly exhausted migrants, many carrying small children, got off buses on the Hungarian side of the border and walked into Austria, receiving fruit and water from aid workers. Some waiting Austrians held signs that read, "Refugees welcome." Thousands of exhausted migrants streamed into Austria on Saturday (September 5), bussed to the border by a Hungarian government that gave up trying to hold them back as Europe's asylum system buckled under pressure from the numbers reaching its frontiers. Austria said it had agreed with Germany that they would allow the migrants access, waiving the rules of an asylum system brought to breaking point by Europe's worst refugee crisis since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Austrian police said 2,000 had arrived at the border, with many more likely to follow during the day. Trains were laid on to take them from the border town of Nickelsdorf to Vienna.

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Migrants stream into Austria

Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 00:52