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More migrants leave Vienna for Munich by train

Monday, September 07, 2015 - 01:17

More migrants travelled to Munich from Vienna's Westbahnof station, a day after Austria said it planned to end emergency measures relaxing border controls. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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More migrants travelled to Munich from Vienna's Westbahnof station on Monday (September 7) a day after Austria said it planned to end emergency measures relaxing border controls moving step by step "towards normality". Volunteers handed out food and water to migrants as they boarded the train to Munich, many of them waving and showing peace signs. Austria had suspended its random border checks after photographs of a Syrian toddler lying dead on a Turkish beach showed Europeans the horror faced by those desperate enough to travel illegally into the heart of Europe, which is deeply divided over how to cope. After 71 people suffocated in the back of a truck abandoned on an Austrian highway en route from Hungary, and as thousands headed from Budapest towards Austria on foot, Vienna agreed with Germany to waive rules requiring refugees to register an asylum claim in the first EU country they reach. Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said that decision was being revised following "intensive talks" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a telephone call with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, bitterly opposed to the waiver.

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More migrants leave Vienna for Munich by train

Monday, September 07, 2015 - 01:17