Hungary suspended all traffic from its main rail terminal in Budapest on Tuesday, and began clearing train stations of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains bound for Austria and Germany.
The decision came after thousands of asylum seekers — mostly Syrians fleeing their country's civil war — started reaching Munich, Germany, and Vienna, Austria, after leaving Budapest by train. Hungary's daily Metropol features a picture of a packed Munich-bound train on the front page of its Tuesday edition.
Hungary is located on a major transit route from the Middle East and Africa for refugees fleeing war-torn countries and seeking asylum in northern and western Europe.
ABOUT THE SOURCE: Metropol is the Hungarian edition of the free daily Metro franchise.