National police headquarters confirmed that 5,388 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Tuesday, while another 3,887 from Ukraine crossed from Romania. Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 1,788 people. Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within thirty days to apply for permanent documents. Budapest police received 679 refugees, 303 children among them, by train, according to the municipal police website. Refugees arriving on special train services at Kőbánya felső railway station, in eastern Budapest, were taken by bus to the BOK sports and events centre serving as a humanitarian transit point. The authorities transported 11 people, including 6 children, to accommodation in the capital and outlying areas.
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