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Hungary places steel wire along Croatian border

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 00:56

Hungarian soldiers position steel wire along a fence in construction on Hungary's border with Croatia to prevent migrants and refugees from entering the country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Hungarian soldiers secured steel wire along a fence in construction on its southern border on Tuesday (September 22) to seal the country's frontier with neighbouring Croatia and halt the arrival of migrants from its border crossings. Steel wires were placed on poles erected on Monday (September 21) in the border towns of Beremend and Sarok, as work on the fence continued. Croatia has sent dozens of buses packed with migrants through the Baranjsko Petrovo Selo - Beremend crossing since they began streaming over its eastern border with Serbia a week ago. More migrants crossed the border by train departing from the Croatian town of Tovarnik and arriving in Hungary's Zalany. Hungary has already barred entry of migrants into the European Union with a metal fence on its border with Serbia and a raft of strict asylum rules, forcing many people west into Croatia. But Croatia said it could not cope with the number of migrants entering the country, after around 20,000 people, many of the Syrian refugees, crossed the border from Serbia since last Tuesday (September 15). Hungary said it is completing the fence on a 41 kilometre (25.5 miles) stretch of its frontier with Croatia, separating two European Union countries from each other.

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Hungary places steel wire along Croatian border

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 00:56