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Germany welcomes 10,000 new refugees

Germany was expecting more than 10,000 new refugees to arrive during the course of Monday (September 7). Migrants and refugees received a warm

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Germany was expecting more than 10,000 new refugees to arrive during the course of Monday (September 7).

Migrants and refugees received a warm welcome after arriving on a train from Austria to the German city of Munich.

They were then taken to reception centres for registration and may be transferred to shelters elsewhere in the country over the coming days.

Volunteers have brought everything from water to toiletries, clothes and other necessities and have commented on how little the new arrivals brought with them.

The influx of people comes after Vienna and Berlin agreed to waive rules requiring refugees to register a claim for asylum protection in the first EU country they reach.

Meanwhile five people have been injured after fire broke out at an asylum shelter in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Police say around 80 people were in the building in the town of Rottenburg.

The cause of the fire is still unclear and investigations are ongoing.

  • A migrant boy gives thumbs-up in a registration centre at the main railway station in Dortmund, Germany September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

  • A migrant poses at a reception centre after he arrived with a train in Dortmund, Germany September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

  • A migrant girl smiles as she looks out through the window of a train bound for Munich via Vienna, at the railway station in Hegyeshalom, Hungary, September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger


  • Migrants board a train at the railway station in Nickelsdorf, Austria September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

  • Migrants board a train at the railway station in Nickelsdorf, Austria September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

  • Migrant children from Syria give thumbs-up as they arrive at the main railway station in Dortmund, Germany September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

  • Migrants look for clothes at a distribution centre with donated articles for daily use after their arrival with a train in Dortmund, Germany September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

  • Migrants are escorted by German police after they arrived by train to the main railway station in Munich, Germany September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

  • A police officer points the way as migrants arrive by train at the main railway station in Munich, Germany September 7, 2015 REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

  • A volunteer gives a balloon to a migrant child at the railway station in Nickelsdorf,Austria September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

  • Migrants wait to board buses to take them onwards to the train station, from the border crossing in Nickelsdorf, Austria September 6, 2015 REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

  • A young girl blows soap bubbles as migrants wait to board buses to take them onwards to the train station, from the border crossing in Nickelsdorf, Austria September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

  • Volunteers prepare water and supplies for distribution to migrants at the Austrian railway station of Nickelsdorf September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

  • Well Wishers wave to migrants arriving at the main railway station in Dortmund, Germany September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender