Croatia buses out migrants as Europe tensions mount

Migrants rush to board a train in the eastern-Croatia town of Tovarnik, close to the border between Croatia and Serbia on September 18, 2015Overwhelmed Croatia on Friday began bussing hundreds of migrants to its border with Hungary, ratcheting up tensions in Europe’s refugee crisis as a string of countries closed their frontiers. With Croatia claiming it had reached saturation point after more than 17,000 people arrived on its soil in the last two days, it began channelling the flow towards hardline Hungary, which has vowed to “defend its borders” from the influx. Hours earlier, Budapest had started building a new anti-migrant fence along part of the Croatian frontier, sparking a diplomatic row between the neighbours as Budapest accused Zagreb of inciting refugees to break its draconian new border laws.

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