Update September 18, 2015

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Migrants break Croatia police lines

Sumel Sarker

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Migrants break Croatia police lines

18 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Amid chaotic scenes in Croatia, crowds of migrants briefly broke through riot police lines at the border with Serbia.

People waiting for hours in blazing heat at Tavornik grew frustrated, though the situation is quieter now, reports the BBC.

Croatia is struggling to deal with at least 7,300 arrivals since Wednesday morning after Hungary closed its border with Serbia, blocking the previous route into the European Union.

EU leaders will hold an emergency summit next week to discuss the crisis.

Croatian officials say migrants must apply for asylum there or be treated as illegal immigrants.

The BBC’s Fergal Keane, in Tavornik, said the trouble began when people began pushing at police to get through.

Riot police were trying to hold back several thousand migrants who had crossed from Serbia.

There was mayhem as Croatian police tried to restore order, with children screaming, women crying and people knocked over, our correspondent adds.

The crowds, who were chanting ‘we want to go’, had gathered in the baking heat to wait for transport on from the border.

Croatian police eventually gave way under pressure. Many of the migrants said they intended to walk to Slovenia.

Many of the migrants are exhausted with supplies of food and water running low.

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