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Croatia: Families divided as refugees struggle to board train02:25

Croatia: Families divided as refugees struggle to board train

Croatia, Tovarnik
September 20, 2015 at 11:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of refugees struggled to board a train from Tovarnik to an undisclosed location after being left stranded at the Croatian-Serbian border town, Sunday. Authorities are not giving information on the destination of the trains.

Dozens of buses left the border town throughout Saturday and late into the night as more refugees arrived to the camp by foot over the Serbian border. Hundreds of people had queued for up to 20 hours to board trains during the night but many were left stranded with families being split up in the process.

Croatia 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 to Slovenia, which has announced plans to provide immediate humanitarian care and shelter for 5,000 migrants and refugees.

Croatia: Families divided as refugees struggle to board train02:25
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Hundreds of refugees struggled to board a train from Tovarnik to an undisclosed location after being left stranded at the Croatian-Serbian border town, Sunday. Authorities are not giving information on the destination of the trains.

Dozens of buses left the border town throughout Saturday and late into the night as more refugees arrived to the camp by foot over the Serbian border. Hundreds of people had queued for up to 20 hours to board trains during the night but many were left stranded with families being split up in the process.

Croatia 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 to Slovenia, which has announced plans to provide immediate humanitarian care and shelter for 5,000 migrants and refugees.

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