The final three buses of a 15-bus convoy left the Bosnia-Herzegovina capital of Sarajevo Tuesday night, completing the evacuation of 1,000 people from the besieged, freezing city.

The evacuation of the last 500 people from Sarajevo's central railway station was completed in the second run of buses to the Bosnian Serb-held Sarajevo suburb of Lukavica.Several buses left in midafternoon, with some 500 of the evacuees headed either toward Bosnian Serb-held parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina or the Croatian Adriatic port of Split.

It was the third time in a month that most of those on the buses had been called to the railway station to board the convoy. On both previous occasions the convoy, organized by the Muslim-led Bosnian government, was canceled.

The convoy was divided into two parts, one with some 150 people of Serb origin and the other with 850 people of mainly Croat origin.

Relatives stood by nervously outside the railway station to wave to those leaving.

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"It is now in God's hands," said Radica Brkic, whose two daughters, ages 23 and 21, were waiting for the second run to Lukavica.

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