Thousands of refugees rush into Croatia to find new route to Western Europe

September 17, 2015 10:02 AM

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Thousands of refugees rush into Croatia to find new route to Western Europe

ZAGREB, Croatia – Thousands of refugees have begun pouring into Croatia, setting up a new path toward Western Europe after Hungary used tear gas and water cannons to keep them out of its territory.

Croatian police said Thursday morning that some 5,650 refugees have come into the country since the first groups started arriving early on Wednesday. Authorities have been using trains and buses to transfer them to refugee centers in the capital, Zagreb, and elsewhere.

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