Migrant crisis: Thousands walk to Vienna from Hungarian border



    Migrant crisis: Thousands walk to Vienna from Hungarian border

    Sept.11, Vienna: Thousands of migrants walk to Vienna from Austria's main border crossing point with Hungary after rail traffic was suspended due to overcrowding. They are hoping to take asylum in Western Europe.

    The Austrian Federal Railways Press department said that it no longer had the capacity to deal with the thousands of people at the Nickelsdorf crossing wanting to board trains daily to the Austrian capital.

    Rail service between Vienna and the Hungarian capital, Budapest, was already suspended Thursday. With no trains running, thousands of people set out Friday on the expressway linking the Nickelsdorf border crossing with Vienna, 60 kilometers (40 miles) away.

    On Thursday alone, 7,500 people crossed into Austria at Nickelsdorf, Austrian police official Hans Peter Doskozil said.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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