The number of migrants looking to enter Hungary illegally from Serbia has risen significantly over the past month, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday.
Altogether 11,808 people have attempted to enter Hungary illegally so far this year, with 2,418 of those attempts being made this month, Gergely Gulyás told a regular press briefing.
He said migrants were now using new techniques to try to breach Hungary’s border fence. Police discovered two tunnels that migrants had used to get under the fence, Gulyás said, adding that the tunnels were eventually sealed by the border guard.
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