Thursday, 02. April 2015
18. 08. 14. - 16:00
A daughter who went missing from her parents 37 years ago after catching the wrong train has had an astonishing reunion in southern China after her own daughter spent a year tracing her family.
Jiang Ai-wu - now 43 - was just six when she got lost in her home town in the south-central Chinese province of Hunan and decided to try and find her way home by a train from the local station.
"I had no idea where I was going and one wrong train led to another, and another and another. The harder I tried to get home, the further away I seemed to go," said Ai-wu at the tearful reunion.
The frightened youngster ended up 450 miles away in Xuzhou, a city in Jiangsu province in eastern China, where she was taken into care by the authorities.
"I always wanted to find my own family, I dreamed of it, but I was so young I didn't know how to find them. I didn't even know our address.
"Gradually I had to concentrate on the life I had but I never gave up hoping that one day, my mother and father would come and get me," explained Ai-wu.
Meanwhile, her frantic parents kept up the search for their daughter.
Mum Ju Yeh, 70, said: "She had gone on a small errand but never came home. We were desperate. We went to the police, searched the city, went to all the train and bus stations but we couldn't find her.
"We didn't know what to think had happened but in my heart I never forgot my little girl and sent a prayer to her every night."
The family were finally reunited when Ai-wu's daughter Mei contacted a missing persons website and spent nearly a year tracking down her relatives, even though they had moved north to Shanxi province.
"I couldn't believe it when I received a phone call one day asking me if I'd ever had a daughter who'd got lost.
"Then my little Ai-wu came on the line and it was as if she'd never been away," said mum Yeh.
Ai-wu added: "We have a lot of catching up to do - I have a huge new family to get used to now."
Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes
The Magic Mountain Semmering will hold two Weeks of Heroes from 1st to 14th March as Panhans Holding Group says thank you to safety and well-being volunteers and professionals.
Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.
Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Bad Boys As Drunk Men Behave Badly In Kindergarten|
|Drunk Driver With Fake Plates Drags Cop Down Road|
|Tennis Game In 1BC Roman Amphitheatre Cancelled Amid Protest|
|Artist Creates Masterpiece Painting With Roller Skates|
|Bus Driver Sacked For Watching Cartoons While Driving|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.