- Title: EUROPE-MIGRANTS/AUSTRIA MORNING Migrants queue to board buses at Austrian border
- Date: 6th September 2015
- Summary: NICKELSDORF BORDER CROSSING, AUSTRIA (SEPTEMBER 6, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BORDER SIGN BY MOTORWAY READING (German): 'REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA / EU' VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS WALKING THROUGH LITTERED BORDER ZONE TOWARDS BUSES TO TAKE THEM TO TRAIN STATION VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS PACKING UP BELONGINGS AT BORDER VARIOUS OF WOMAN IN LITTERED BORDER ZONE WASHING HER FACE VARIOUS OF CHILDREN PLAYING MIGRANTS WALKING THROUGH LITTERED BORDER ZONE / MIGRANTS WAITING TO BOARD BUSES MIGRANTS BOARDING BUS MIGRANTS WAITING TO BOARD BUSES TWO FEMALE MIGRANTS WITH CHILD YOUNG GIRL IN PRAM TENT AND LITTER ON GROUND (SOUNDBITE) (English) SYRIAN REFUGEE, MUSTAFA, SAYING: "I'm going to Germany because I really want to live in peace. I do not want to see more war. I don't want to see more IS, Al Qaeda or Assad soldiers who just kill for money or kill anything. The situation in Syria is not good, it's very bad." MIGRANTS WAITING TO BOARD BUSES / TENT AND LITTER ON GROUND FEMALE MIGRANT HOLDING CHILD / MIGRANTS WAITING TO BOARD BUSES MIGRANTS SLEEPING ON GROUND / MIGRANTS WAITING TO BOARD BUSES POLICEMAN ON BUS INSPECTING MIGRANTS AS THEY BOARD MIGRANTS BOARDING BUS NICKELSDORF TRAIN STATION, AUSTRIA (SEPTEMBER 6, 2015) (REUTERS) BUSLOAD OF MIGRANTS ARRIVING AT NICKELSDORF TRAIN STATION HANDWRITTEN SIGN READING (English): 'WELCOME IN EUROPE' POLICEMAN DIRECTING MIGRANTS TOWARDS TRAIN STATION AS THEY GET OFF BUS / AMBULANCE CREW HANDING OUT BOTTLES OF WATER AMBULANCE CREW HANDING OUT BOTTLES OF WATER TO MIGRANTS AS THEY HEAD TOWARDS TRAIN STATION VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS HEADING TOWARDS TRAIN / POLICE LINED UP BY TRAIN VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS PUTTING ON SOCKS AND SHOES IN TRAIN STATION CAR PARK POLICE LINED UP BY TRAIN TRAIN DEPARTING FROM STATION / MIGRANTS IN CAR PARK
- Embargoed: 21st September 2015 13:00
- Location: Austria
- Country: Austria
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVACWJU0EHLYP7ZESDVKUICGEU1X
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: After a cold night at the Austria-Hungary border, migrants queued patiently for buses on Sunday morning (September 6) to be taken to a nearby train station.
The majority of them are expected to head on to Vienna and then Germany.
Migrants could be seen packing up their belongings and tents in anticipation of leaving the border zone, which was littered with discarded items.
Many of them were travelling with children and babies.
One young Syrian refugee described how the horrific conditions in his homeland had left with him no choice but to leave.
"I'm going to Germany because I really want to live in peace. I do not want to see more war. I don't want to see more IS, Al Qaeda or Assad soldiers who just kill for money or kill anything. The situation in Syria is not good, it's very bad," said Mustafa.
Buses could be seen arriving at Nickelsdorf train station, a few kilometres from the Hungarian-Austrian border.
Ambulance crew were waiting to hand out bottles of water to the weary migrants.
There was an increased police presence to ensure the situation remained under control, and to help the migrants work out the next step of their journey.
Police told Reuters that 2,800 migrants arrived at the Austrian border overnight.
Austria and Germany threw open their borders on Saturday (September 5) to thousands of exhausted migrants from the east, bussed to the frontier by a right-wing Hungarian government.
After days of confrontation and chaos in the capital, Hungary deployed more than 100 buses to take thousands of the migrants who had streamed there from southeast Europe to the border.
Austria said it had agreed with Germany that it would allow the migrants access, waiving the rules of an asylum system brought to breaking point by Europe's worst refugee crisis since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.
An estimated 9,000 people crossed into Austria from Hungary on Saturday.
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