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Over 12,000 refugees enter Austria in 36 hours


10-12-2015 17:32 BJT

More than 12,000 refugees have entered eastern Austria in the past 36 hours. Police say over 8,500people entered the country through the Nickelsdorf crossing point with Hungary on Sunday. This was followed by another 3,700 overnight. The total is higher than in recent days, with daily totals over the previous week averaging around 5,500.

The vast majority of whom seek to travel onwards to Germany and elsewhere. Police say the increase follows a recent rise in numbers entering Macedonia from Greece on their way northwards through Serbia, Croatia and Hungary. But the number is not a record. Last month as many as 12,000 to 14,000 entered the country daily.

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