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Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland 'stand ready' to help

Leaders of the Visegrad Group of countries express 'solidarity' with Hungary. Credit: Reuters

The leaders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland "stand ready" to provide assistance to Hungary, as thousands attempt to reach the EU via the country.

The prime ministers voiced support for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his country's handling of the crisis, following a meeting of the so-called Visegrad countries.

Hungary has been the primary entry point for refugees trying to reach the EU overland across the Balkans and has just passed stricter border control laws to stem the numbers crossing the border into the country.


Pakistani migrant dies in Hungary

Hundreds of migrants have been held at Bicske station since yesterday. Credit: Reuters

A Pakistani migrant in Hungary has died after falling on train tracks when a group of around 350 migrants escaped from a train station where they were being held by authorities, police said.

Police claim they did not chase the group and that the man collapsed about 800m from Bicske station- where a train had been held since yesterday.

State television reports say the man fell and hit his head on the tracks.


Boy clings to his teddy bear as family walk to Austria

A small boy on a shopping trolley clutches his teddy bear as his family continue the arduous walk from Budapest to Austria up the M1 motorway.

A young boy pulled on a trolley with his teddy bear. Credit: Georgina Brewer/ITV

Thousands, including many young children, are now said to be braving extreme heat to make the journey on foot.

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