Another record: 3,241 refugees detained in Hungary

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Jessica Fejos

A record 3,241 refugees were detained by the Hungarian police yesterday, with the majority found in Csongrád Country, including 698 children, the Hungarian Police reported on its official website.

Newly arrived refugees take a rest at the Western Railway Station in Budapest. (Photo: Jessica Fejos)

Hungarian online daily origo.hu said that 2,958 refugees were registered as having crossed the green border at Csongrád yesterday. This is a record for local police.

Szabolcs Szenti, spokesperson for the Hungarian police force, said that the majority of refugees were captured in the city of Röszke. The refugees claimed to be primarily of Syrian, Afghan and Pakistani origins.

It was reported yesterday, that the day prior, a record 2,553 refugees had arrived in Hungary. 

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