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Austria: Refugees continue to arrive at makeshift camp in Nickelsdorf01:38

Austria: Refugees continue to arrive at makeshift camp in Nickelsdorf

Austria, Nickelsdorf
September 12, 2015 at 10:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of refugees continued to arrive at the makeshift camp set up in Nickelsdorf, Saturday, shortly after crossing into Austria from Hungary. Local volunteers and members of the Red Cross were on hand to offer refreshments and information to those arriving.

Up to 40,000 refugees are expected to arrive at the camp over the weekend. On Friday, around 7,000 came to the shelter established just outside Nickelsdorf. Many of the refugees and migrants that arrived at the camp have already begun their journey towards Vienna and Salzburg in buses but more are arriving each hour.

In response to the amount of people coming into the country Austria cut its rail link to Hungary, citing a 'massive overburdening' of its capacity due to the influx of people, according to rail company spokesperson. The train line shall remain closed over the weekend. Authorities also closed the motorway between Vienna and Hungary citing 'security' as the reason for doing so.

Austria: Refugees continue to arrive at makeshift camp in Nickelsdorf01:38
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Thousands of refugees continued to arrive at the makeshift camp set up in Nickelsdorf, Saturday, shortly after crossing into Austria from Hungary. Local volunteers and members of the Red Cross were on hand to offer refreshments and information to those arriving.

Up to 40,000 refugees are expected to arrive at the camp over the weekend. On Friday, around 7,000 came to the shelter established just outside Nickelsdorf. Many of the refugees and migrants that arrived at the camp have already begun their journey towards Vienna and Salzburg in buses but more are arriving each hour.

In response to the amount of people coming into the country Austria cut its rail link to Hungary, citing a 'massive overburdening' of its capacity due to the influx of people, according to rail company spokesperson. The train line shall remain closed over the weekend. Authorities also closed the motorway between Vienna and Hungary citing 'security' as the reason for doing so.

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