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Croatia: Police, refugee tensions reach breaking point in Tovarnik02:19

Croatia: Police, refugee tensions reach breaking point in Tovarnik

Croatia, Tovarnik
September 20, 2015 at 13:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tensions rose to breaking point as hundreds of migrants and refugees were left stranded at the Croatian-Serbian border town of Tovarnik, Saturday. Hundreds of people had queued for up to 20 hours to board the train, but many were left behind, leaving families split up in the process.

Tens of buses left the border town throughout the day and late into the night as more refugees arrive to the camp by foot over the Serbian border crossing.

Croatia closed seven of its eight road border crossings with Serbia, after more than 11,000 refugees and migrants entered the country since Wednesday, following Hungary's move to close its borders on Tuesday. Croatia is seeking to transfer many to Slovenia, which has announced plans to provide immediate humanitarian care and shelter for 5,000 migrants and refugees.

Croatia: Police, refugee tensions reach breaking point in Tovarnik02:19
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Tensions rose to breaking point as hundreds of migrants and refugees were left stranded at the Croatian-Serbian border town of Tovarnik, Saturday. Hundreds of people had queued for up to 20 hours to board the train, but many were left behind, leaving families split up in the process.

Tens of buses left the border town throughout the day and late into the night as more refugees arrive to the camp by foot over the Serbian border crossing.

Croatia closed seven of its eight road border crossings with Serbia, after more than 11,000 refugees and migrants entered the country since Wednesday, following Hungary's move to close its borders on Tuesday. Croatia is seeking to transfer many to Slovenia, which has announced plans to provide immediate humanitarian care and shelter for 5,000 migrants and refugees.