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Jan 28, 2020

60 migrants storm Serbia-Hungary border

Csongrád County Police Headquarters confirmed that 60 people stormed the border en-masse and a border guard fired three warning shots.

Around 60 migrants attempted to break through the southern border fence at Röszke, on the Serbia-Hungary border, this morning.

Hungarian news channel M1 reported that a small number of migrants managed to cross the border into Hungary.

According to MTI, police stopped all vehicles at checkpoints when it became apparent that migrants had spread out in all directions.

The police said that an armed guard on duty fired several warning shots before patrols arrived at the scene. The illegal attempt to cross the border took place at around 5.30am.

Several members of the group who entered Hungary were arrested while police prevented others from getting through.

Csongrád County Police Headquarters confirmed that 60 people stormed the border en-masse and a border guard fired three warning shots. Four arrests were made and the area was closed down.

Photo credit: MTI