But Giro-Szasz says that Germany has shown a more permissive stance towards illegal immigrants arriving from Syria, adding that the news has “boosted hopes” among migrants.
Three Syrian children, who were rescued with severe dehydration from another migrant-packed van, disappeared with their parents on Friday, with the families most likely heading to Germany, Austrian police said.
Helmut Marban, a police spokesman in Austria said the truck was being checked “millimeter by millimeter” by investigators gathering evidence for the court case.
Khalil said he had bought train tickets in Budapest for Hamburg, northern Germany, where he felt sure of a better welcome after traipsing across the Balkans and Hungary.
Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for greater EU co-operation on the issue and implicitly called for other countries to welcome more refugees.
There were no reports of clashes, unlike earlier in the day, when hundreds tried to board a Vienna-bound train but were blocked by police.
Among the migrants found in the vehicles were 160 Syrians, 21 Iraqis, 20 Afghanis and two from Pakistan. About 40 people were seen on the platform.
All three countries are part of the EU’s Schengen zone of passport-free travel, where under normal circumstances vehicles are rarely inspected at the border anymore.
“If we don’t succeed in fairly distributing refugees then of course the Schengen question will be on the agenda for many”, she told a news conference in Berlin.
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“For all these brothers and sisters, I pray and ask you to pray”, he said.
Outside Vienna station, thousands of supporters of the migrants chanted: “Refugees are welcome here”.
The 71 people found dead in an abandoned refrigeration lorry in Austria had been crammed in, five to a square metre (10 sq ft), police said on Sunday, as initial forensic tests indicated they had suffocated.
Authorities were transporting the bodies to different Austrian morgues.
They aim to hold the Bulgarian national in custody on suspicion of human trafficking.
After arriving at Vienna’s Westbahnhof, numerous migrants, majority without visas, boarded a train to Salzburg, while others climbed on to another one headed for Munich, with police looking on, an AFP correspondent at the scene said.
Border police said 190 of the migrants were taken in Rosenheim to a former military barracks to be registered.
The influx of Syrians in Austria this year means the country’s largest refugee camp is seriously overcrowded. He showed reporters scars on his stomach. Another truckload of refugees, including three children, narrowly escaped death when they were discovered in Austria on Saturday.
Two of the express trains that left Budapest, however, were stranded on the Austro-Hungarian border after the Austrian Federal Railways refused to allow them to proceed into Austria, citing “overcrowding”.