Record Number of Migrants as Hungary Hurries Border Fence

August 25, 2015 11:15 AM

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — The latest surge of migrants crossing the Balkans has brought a record number to Hungary despite government efforts to quickly build a 4-meter (13-foot) high fence on the Serbian border to stop them.

According to police data, 2,093 migrants were detained Monday, the highest figure so far this year. Over the past week, the daily average was of 1,493 migrants.

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