Refugees forced to leave train and board a bus to Győr

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Thirty-nine refugees boarded a bus bound for Vámosszabadi, northwestern Hungary, most of them Syrians, after holding their ground at the nearby Nagyszentjános train station for nearly ten hours, Hungarian news agency MTI reported this morning.

Refugees crowding on to trains at Keleti yesterday.

The refugees were among those forced to disembark from the trains originating from Budapest’s Keleti train station yesterday, and who did not want to get on buses to Győr. Eventually they were convinced to do so.

The group was first brought to the Győr branch of the Office of Immigration and Nationality (BÁH), MTI noted, adding that the refugees were then transported further to a reception area.

Many of the refugees had valid train tickets to Münich and a number of them said they would have preferred to make the journey to Győr on foot than by bus, the news agency noted. According to reports, the refugees did not accept water or food from the authorities or volunteers for fear that they might be drugged. 

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