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Germany and Austria beef up border checks

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Austrian authorities have followed Germany’s lead and imposed additional border checks on its eastern border.

Train services from Hungary via Austria to Munich are suffering long delays as border guards carry out checks.

Hundreds of asylum seekers are being housed in an underground car park at Saltzburg station.

A police spokesperson said 12,500 people have arrived in Austria since midnight on Sunday.

All land routes into Germany are now being controlled by authorities with the Schengen system suspended in order to control the unprecedented flow of asylum seekers.

Despite the increased security a warm welcome still exists, at the Grandhotel Cosmopolis in Augsburg tourists and refugees share accommodation and chores.