Migrants, refugees occupy Tovarnik train station

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Since Thursday morning several thousand migrants are located at the train station in Croatian border town of Tovarnik who had been directed there by police after entering Croatia from Serbia,and are waiting for trains to take them to Zagreb.

A large number of police is visible, while Croatian Red Cross staff are distributing water and food, taking into account the fact that the migrants are Muslim. Vukovar-Srijem County emergency medical teams are seeing to those seeking medical assistance, mainly about minor injuries and cuts sustained en route.
Some migrants have spoken to the press, inquiring about the cabs to take them to Zagreb. Some are complaining about insufficient food and water.
A train is supposed to arrive in Tovarnik around 1pm to take the migrants to Zagreb.
Fifty refugees arrived in Sisak this morning and were placed at Viktorovac, a former army barracks. They are mainly men from Syria, Afghanistan, Palestine and other Arab countries. The Red Cross Sisak branch said they were being identified, after which they would be examined by doctors. Migrants are avoiding registration because they do not wish to seek asylum in Croatia but proceed to Western Europe
Sisak County head Ivo Zinic said the county was prepared to take in 500 refugees.
Zagreb’s emergency management office and city officials yesterday discussed the accommodation of refugees in the capital on the premises of two Zagreb Trade Fair pavilions. There is an urgent need for bedding and it is necessary to secure the premises so as to prevent any disruption of business, it was said.

(Hina)

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