Hungary considers closure of Croatian border at Letenye
Hungary began preparations for a temporary barrier at the Croatian border crossing of Letenye, adding razor wire to the sides of the bridge, setting up a steel gate, and inspecting whether the Mura River at the border would deter refugees, Hungarian news agency MTI reported late yesterday.
Coiled razor wire and a mobile steel gate on the bridge over Mura, near Letenye. (Photo: MTI/György Varga)
MTI was informed at the scene that inspections are being carried out to see where coiled razor wire will be necessary along the banks of the Mura River, and where the river itself provides a natural barrier.
After Croatia announced last week that it can no longer cope with the huge number of refugees arriving to the country, it has been transporting refugees to Hungary via bus and train for the past few days. Thousands of refugees continue to arrive in Hungary on a daily basis.
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