Slovenia places army on alert as hundreds of migrants reach border

Slovenia placed its army on alert on Saturday as hundreds of migrants reached its border, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary’s 220-mile border with Croatia.

A fence designed to seal off Hungary’s entire southern frontier is almost complete, forcing the migrants to alter their route. Instead of heading north and trying to enter the Schengen area via Hungary, tens of thousands of new arrivals in Croatia are now heading westwards.