thousands woke up in croatian towns along the border on friday morning... after a night spent sleeping rough because there wasnt enough transport to go around... they're desperate to find a seat on a bus or train...While they slept, croatian authorities closed 7 out of 8 border posts with serbia behind them, and put the army on alert.Croatia had said on wednesday that refugees could pass freely ... but backtracked after chaotic scenes on thursday... as authorities struggled to cope with the sudden influx of some 11,000 people in just 2 days..7. SOUNDBITE (Croatian) Jasmin Budanovski, deputy mayor of Tovarnik:"State institutions have completely failed us - they've deserted us. Look around, only 10 policeman here - to deal with 500 refugees. The only help is coming from 50 people from Ilaca who organised themselves to help these people."Thousands were left to wait for hours in hot weather... this man collapsed and had to be ressucitated...As available transport filled up and frustration mounted amongst the crowds, thousands charged at police lines.. The Croatian Prime Minister said his country didnt want to halt the migrants, but didnt have the resources to PROCESS them.those who finally managed to climb aboard a train to the capital expressed their relief...SOUNDBITE 1 - Mohammad, Syrian migrant « I feel happiness. So I waited for the train 2 days. On the ground, under the sun, without tents, without water, without food… Just on the ground. /DLSSeveral hundred people have made it to reception centres in Zagreb... Others made for the Slovenian border by train, but were stopped in their tracks...Slovenia suspended all rail traffic from Croatia after halting a train carrying migrants at the border... Police forced them to stay on the train, and locked it..UPSOTWater!!The train was finally allowed to pass on friday, and those aboard were taken to a refugee camp in western slovenia...
thousands woke up in croatian towns along the border on friday morning... after a night spent sleeping rough because there wasnt enough transport to go around... they're desperate to find a seat on a bus or train...While they slept, croatian authorit
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