Hungarian-Croatian border closed to 'illegal' migrants: Hungary

Directed by a Croatian police officer, migrants make their way through the countryside after they crossed the Hungarian-Croatian border near the village of Zakany on October 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Hanna Sonia)

Zákány (Hungary) (AFP) - The border between Hungary and Croatia has been closed to "illegal" migrants, the Hungarian government said early Saturday, with barbed wire fences being set up to seal the frontier.

"The 'green border' has been closed (to economic migrants) but you can still cross the border legally and seek asylum," government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs told AFP.

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