Saroo Brierley
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Lost boy finds mother using Google Earth

Saroo Brierley was only five years old when he got lost in 1986 but amazingly he has found his way home 25 years later, using Google Earth.

A man who became separated from his family for 25 years has tracked down his birth mother using Google Earth.

Saroo Brierley was five when he went to help his nine-year old brother who worked on trains in Khandwa, India. He fell asleep on the train journey there and woke up hundreds of miles away in Calcutta.

Mr Brierly was able to find his Indian mother by scouring Google for four years and using the memories he still had of the town in which he used to live.

Kimberley Soekov reports.

  • 20 Apr
  • From the section Asia