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Hundreds of refugees begin walk from Budapest to Vienna

Hundreds of refugees have set off on foot from Budapest's Keleti railway station. Credit: Reuters

Hundreds of refugees have started walking from Budapest to Vienna, a day after around 1,000 began a similar journey.

A Reuters witness said the group had set off from Budapest's Keleti railway station on foot to begin the 150-mile trip to the Austrian capital.

Hungary sent about 4,500 migrants to the Austrian border by bus overnight, including those who were walking on the motorway.


Austrian police say 4,000 refugees have arrived at border

A little girl and her mother arrive at Austria's Nickelsdorf station. Credit: Reuters

Around 4,000 refugees have now reached the Austrian border after being bussed there from Hungary.

Austrian Police spokesman Helmut Marban said the final numbers "could double, if not more".

On top of 20 buses shuttling back and forth between Vienna and Hungary, a special half-hourly train service has also been put on.

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