10,700 migrants arrive in Austria from Hungary

September 20, 2015 16:24

VIENNA - Roughly 10,700 migrants walked into Austria from Hungary on Sunday, a police spokesman said, more than arrived during all of Saturday.

Faced with growing crowds on its territory after Hungary barricaded its border with Serbia against migrants heading north, Croatia has been bringing people to its border with Hungary, which has been shuttling them to reception centres near Austria's eastern flank.Roughly 10,700 migrants had arrived since midnight, a spokesman for the police in the eastern province of Burgenland said. Saturday's total was roughly 10,500.

In Styria, a southeastern province that borders Slovenia, 1,000 migrants had entered the country on Saturday and Sunday combined, a spokesman for the police in that province said

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