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Report: Migrants break through fence near Ásotthalom

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Migrants have reportedly cut a hole in a section of the border fence near Ásotthalom in southern Hungary, online daily Magyar Nemzet said on Saturday. According to the daily, 18 people attempted a night crossing of the fence near the southern border town but their efforts were thwarted by police.

The construction of the fence along the Hungarian-Serbian border is currently underway, and was initiated by the Hungarian government to prevent the influx of illegal immigrants into Hungary.

The daily noted that the government is looking to pass a bill in September that would make the vandalizing of the fence a criminal offence punishable by law, Fidesz caucus leader Antal Rogán said in a statement, adding that under the new bill the offence could also lead to the imprisonment of the perpetrator. 

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