Hungary has started to build a fence on its border with Croatia in a bid to stem the increasing pressure faced by the number of refugees crossing into Europe through its borders, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said today.
Orban referred to the construction as a "fast-solution fence" which would cover the 41-kilometre stretch of the border between the two countries. Work is expected to be completed by Friday.
Earlier this week the country erected a 109-mile razor wire fence on its border with Serbia and police confirmed today that close to 500 people had been detained after crossing into the south of Hungary from Croatia yesterday.
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Croatians have been warning refugees and migrants who are attempting to cross the country's border to be aware of minefields in the area.