Asylum seekers cause turbulence at Austrian train station

  • Turbulent scenes have emerged at the Salzburg Hauptbahnhof train station in Austria following a surge in asylum seekers wishing to travel across the nearby German border.

    About 600 asylum seekers had stayed in the station on Tuesday before departing by train until about 200-300 were left later on Wednesday, though their number increased quickly to 700 again. A continued stream of arrivals came via cars, buses and taxis, largely from the east of Austria.

    Some of the newly-arrived asylum seekers reportedly made a reckless surge for available trains, with some even running on the train tracks, causing a temporary halt to train traffic.

    Greifender said authorities have been carefully dealing with the situation, but should it worsen, shutting down the station would be the last resort. (Source: IANS)


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