September 4, 2015 / 11:43 PM / 2 years ago

Migrants leave Budapest railway station on buses bound for Austria

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants left central Budapest early on Saturday in a long queue of buses laid on by Hungarian authorities overwhelmed by defiant crowds who had struck out on foot to Western Europe, a Reuters witness said.

Migrants enter a bus, which is supposed to leave to Austria and Germany, at the Keleti trainstation in Budapest, Hungary, September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Many smiled, bidding goodbye to Hungarian volunteers who had brought food and water in recent days during which several thousand migrants were camped in front of a central railway station after authorities cancelled all trains heading west to Austria and Germany.

Reporting by Sandor Peto, writing by Matt Robinson, editing by G Crosse

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