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150 migrants stranded on train at Bosnian border

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Bosnia have banned some 150 migrants from getting off a train in a bid to curb a migrant flow across the border to Croatia, a European Union member.

Thousands of people have flocked to war-ravaged Bosnia in recent months, trying to cross to Croatia and move on toward other EU countries in the West. The country has been struggling with the arrivals.

The migrants have been stranded on the train since early Friday when it arrived to the town of Bihac from the capital Sarajevo. Police have allowed seven migrants to disembark, including disabled people and a family with children.

Authorities in the northwestern corner of Bosnia have been sending migrants back to other parts of the country saying they cannot accommodate any more people.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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