Serbia and Croatia agree deal to transport migrants to 'end torture'

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Serbia and Croatia agree deal to transport migrants to 'end torture'

Thousands of migrants have arrived at the border between Serbia and Croatia.

The flood of people shows no sign of slowing.

The migrant crisis has centered on Serbia and Croatia in recent days.

The interior ministers of both countries have vowed to ferry the people between the two countries.

Croatia’s Ranko Ostojic after meeting his Serbian counterpart said “we have agreed to stop this torture.”

Niklas Stoerup from the UNHCR describes the situation on the ground: “There hasn’t been a lot of tension overnight, of course its been cold again, like the previous days. A lot of families, this is something new, we are seeing many small kids and many people with disabilities.”

The migrant route has changed radically since Hungary erected barriers across its borders with Croatia and Serbia.

The new bilateral agreement will see trains taking migrants four times a day from Šid in Serbia straight to the Croatian town of Slavonski Brod, where a new camp will be open within days.

In another development the governments of Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania have threatened to close their borders if Germany and Austria block entry to migrants.