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Migrants Attempt to Enter Hungary in Rubber Dinghy

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.09.18.

Hungarian border authorities apprehended a group of migrants attempting to enter Hungary by sailing up the River Tisza in an inflatable dinghy early on Wednesday, a spokeswoman of the Csongrád County police department said.

The seven migrants, all of whom claimed to be Iraqi citizens, were caught near the border town of Röszke, in southern Hungary, shortly after midnight, Szilvia Szabó told MTI.

The migrants were taken back to the border fence by authorities, Szabó added.

This was the second attempt by migrants to enter Hungary via the Tisza this week after authorities caught another group attempting to enter the country in a rubber dinghy on Monday.

In 2009, a group of Kosovan migrants died trying to cross into Hungary by boat on the Tisza.