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Children Injured As Tear Gas Fired At Refugees

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Hungarian police have fired tear gas after hundreds of migrants broke through a razor wire fence on the border with Serbia.

Sky News witnessed a pregnant woman being stretchered from the scene and footage later emerged of distressed and injured children who had been in the line of fire when police used tear gas and water cannon.

Some 1,500 refugees who had been hoping to travel through Hungary are now blocked by a 3.5m-high fence.

Tensions spilled over at about 3pm when some migrants responded to the police tactics by throwing rocks and house bricks.

The majority ran desperately from the scene.

Sky News' Colin Brazier, reporting from the Roszke-Horgos border crossing, said tempers had been flaring for several hours, with refugees left at the fence without food, water and information.

"It's very fractious," reported Brazier. "There are young men who are really angry. It's a determined hard core of maybe a score - and behind them children and mothers.

"The imagery of this is being beamed around the world - people are going to look at this in other European capitals and be concerned."

Serbia sent ambulances to the crossing, where thick smoke billowed after the clashes.


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