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First refugees arrive from Hungary after Austria and Germany open borders

People disembark at reception stations inside Austria after Hungary provides buses for those camped in Budapest and others who had already set out

 

People disembark at reception stations inside Austria after Hungary provides buses for those camped in Budapest and others who had already set out

The first of thousands of refugees reached Austria early on Saturday morning after busloads left Hungary in a sudden exodus when the Austrian and German governments agreed to receive them.

About 1, 200 people had set off westwards through Hungary early on Friday evening, on foot and in cars, while many more remained at Budapest’s Keleti railway terminus. But then Hungarian authorities announced they would provide buses to take the refugees to the Austrian border and a rapid embarkation began in Budapest, where many were camped at Keleti railway station.

Read the full story at The Guardian

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