Croatia: Refugees wake up after spending night queuing for buses in Tovarnik02:22

Croatia: Refugees wake up after spending night queuing for buses in Tovarnik

Croatia, Tovarnik
September 19, 2015 at 18:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around a thousand refugees including women and children slept outside while waiting for buses in the Croatian town of Tovarnik, bordering Serbia on Saturday, as they waited to be moved to an undisclosed destination by Croatian authorities.

Many refugees remained at the site where buses continued arriving and leaving until late into Friday night and began again shortly before dawn. Local police and bus drivers were unable to confirm any information to journalists or refugees about their destination, believed to be the Hungarian border after the Croatian government announced that it could take no more people.

Croatia has closed seven of its eight road border crossings with Serbia after more than 17,000 refugees and migrants entered the country since Wednesday following Hungary's move to close its borders on Tuesday. Croatia is seeking to transfer many of the refugees to Slovenia, which announced plans to provide immediate humanitarian care and shelter for 5,000 migrants and refugees.

Croatia: Refugees wake up after spending night queuing for buses in Tovarnik02:22
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Around a thousand refugees including women and children slept outside while waiting for buses in the Croatian town of Tovarnik, bordering Serbia on Saturday, as they waited to be moved to an undisclosed destination by Croatian authorities.

Many refugees remained at the site where buses continued arriving and leaving until late into Friday night and began again shortly before dawn. Local police and bus drivers were unable to confirm any information to journalists or refugees about their destination, believed to be the Hungarian border after the Croatian government announced that it could take no more people.

Croatia has closed seven of its eight road border crossings with Serbia after more than 17,000 refugees and migrants entered the country since Wednesday following Hungary's move to close its borders on Tuesday. Croatia is seeking to transfer many of the refugees to Slovenia, which announced plans to provide immediate humanitarian care and shelter for 5,000 migrants and refugees.