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Migrants: 2,500 expected in Germany on Monday


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Migrants: 2,500 expected in Germany on Monday

An estimated 2,500 migrants are expected to arrive in Germany on Monday.

20,000 travelled in by train from Austria over the weekend.

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

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

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

“The fire service says the fire began inside the building, so hopefully it was not a deliberate attack,” said Rottenburg Mayor Stephan Neher.

The situation in Hungary

On Hungary’s border with Serbia, several hundred migrants are sleeping in the open.

Nearby transit camps are reportedly full.

“The situation is very, very sad. Everybody here feels cold and tired and nobody wants to stay here, but there are not enough buses. Only one bus has turned up and there are 500 people here, maybe more. The situation is very, very bad,” said Amer, a young man from Damascus.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has urged the EU to offer financial support to Turkey and other non-member countries to help them deal with the stream of migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe.

  • 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

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