The first refugees arrived Wednesday in the Serbian town of Šid and crossed the cornfields towards Croatia, passing the world agencies, and the Croatian police announced that they have not yet reached border crossings.
Reuters's cameraman saw dozens of refugees arriving at the Serbian border via the cornfields after Croatia had driven at least ten buses from the route to Hungary.
Vukovar-Srijem Police Chief Spokesperson Domagoj Džigumović told Hini that there are no individual or group arrivals of refugees from Syria at border crossings with Serbia until the 7,30 hours.
Kamerman Reuters filmed the arrival of a bus with at least 50 refugees who then headed over the corn field to Croatia.
A journalist on the Croatian side of the border says that Croatian police surrounded the first group of refugees and took them for registration.
AFP reports that the first group from 30 to 40 refugees around the 4.30 hours arrived at the bus station in Šid from the Serbian town of Preševo near the Macedonian border, from where they traveled all night.
Following the Hungarian decision to close the border to Serbia, buses that have been transported by refugees from the Preševo reception center to Hungary on Tuesday night have put a new destination on the windshields: Šid.
If they can enter Croatia, refugees who want to continue their journey north of Europe will have to go through Slovenia, AFP says.
Most refugees are Syria and Afghanistan
Most people on Wednesday morning in Sidi Siria are Afghans, men, women, and children of all ages. For transportation from Preševo to Šid they paid 35 Euro.
One of them, Amad (35) says he came from Mauritania. "They told us that the border to Hungary was closed and the Serbian police told us that we should go in this direction," he said.
Like many other refugees fleeing before the war and poverty, Amad never heard of Croatia and knows that the country is part of the European Union.
"We want to go to any country in which peace is governed. In Mauritania, life is very difficult, no work ... "he said. Amad and friend with whom he has reached Shida are skinny, they look very exhausted and somewhat scared.
"We do not know what to do now. Should we continue the boat? "Amad asks. He was very happy when he learned that there was no longer a voyage and that Pid is less than ten kilometers from the Croatian border.
Twenty-year-old Mohamed Kadir comes from Pakistan. Nor did he ever hear about Croatia. He says he's just looking for a job. "I come from the area where there is no money, no food, no electricity. I have to make some money to send it to my brothers and sisters, "says Mohamed.
Amadou and Mohameda were surprised to find that the group with which they got the first to try a new way to the north of Europe. At a bus stop in Šid, the exhausted travelers tried to rest after a long bus ride, AFP writes.