Migrants flood into Austria as European crisis continues

September 19, 2015 10:21 AM

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Migrants flood into Austria as European crisis continues

Thousands of migrants have flooded into Austria, seeking refuge after shuttling for days between bordering countries that were unable or unwilling to offer them shelter.

Austrian police said some 6,700 people travelled to the central European country from Hungary after being trapped on Friday in a vicious tug-of-war as bickering European governments shut border crossings, blocked bridges and erected new barbed-wire fences in a bid to shut down the flow.

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