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Trucks line up along Serbia-Croatia border

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 00:47

Semi-trailer trucks form a line along the Serbian-Croatian border stretching some 12 kilometres. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Serbia threatened fellow ex-Yugoslav republic Croatia with counter measures on Tuesday (September 22) over a decision made by Zagreb to halt all cargo traffic from Serbia after migrants began pouring over their joint border, creating a 12-kilometre queue of trucks on the Serbian side. On Tuesday morning, a huge queue of parked trucks continued to extend along a highway leading to the Serbian border with Croatia, leaving truck drivers stranded. Around 29,000 migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, have entered Croatia from Serbia since Tuesday (September 15) last week, when Hungary barred their entry to the European Union through its southern border with Serbia with a metal fence. But after Croatia said it could not cope with the numbers, a new crossing point emerged overnight at the Croatian village of Bapska, with hundreds seen walking through hills to a temporary camp Croatia has opened for migrants while authorities organise their transport north to Hungary or west to Slovenia.

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Trucks line up along Serbia-Croatia border

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 00:47