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Denmark: Stranded refugees board trains to Copenhagen01:36

Denmark: Stranded refugees board trains to Copenhagen

Denmark, Copenhagen
September 10, 2015 at 17:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Refugees who were stranded at Padborg train station finally managed to board trains to Copenhagen after the Danish government allowed them to travel free to Sweden on Danish trains, Thursday.

Many of the refugees were queuing at the doors of the trains, after spending the night and the previous day on the train platform. Some others went to a nearby school where they where housed. Volunteers of the Red Cross brought water, fruit and other supplies to the refugees. Although police were deployed at the station, no incidents have been reported.

Danish authorities decided on Wednesday to close road and rail links with Germany in order to prevent refugees heading north to Sweden, via Denmark. They have asked the state-owned rail operator to stop all trains between Germany and Denmark until further notice.

Large numbers of refugees, mainly Syrians, are attempting to reach northern countries of the European Union. Although most of them have headed to Germany, Sweden is also a favoured destination.

Denmark: Stranded refugees board trains to Copenhagen01:36
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Refugees who were stranded at Padborg train station finally managed to board trains to Copenhagen after the Danish government allowed them to travel free to Sweden on Danish trains, Thursday.

Many of the refugees were queuing at the doors of the trains, after spending the night and the previous day on the train platform. Some others went to a nearby school where they where housed. Volunteers of the Red Cross brought water, fruit and other supplies to the refugees. Although police were deployed at the station, no incidents have been reported.

Danish authorities decided on Wednesday to close road and rail links with Germany in order to prevent refugees heading north to Sweden, via Denmark. They have asked the state-owned rail operator to stop all trains between Germany and Denmark until further notice.

Large numbers of refugees, mainly Syrians, are attempting to reach northern countries of the European Union. Although most of them have headed to Germany, Sweden is also a favoured destination.

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