Planet China

Three’s company

Barefoot and in their nappies, three wandering toddlers made headlines last week in Jiande city when they went on an unsupervised walkabout. Their travels began at around 6am,when a two year-old girl and her one year-old twin brothers walked out of their apartment, and down three floors of stairs (it took them an hour to descend). They then exited onto the street, where a grocery shop owner gave them each a lollipop. Eventually they were spotted by a policeman and taken to a station while a search went on to find out where they lived. The search ended when a panicked mother turned up at the station two hours later. The China Daily says she told officers that she’d been asleep and suspected the door may have been left open accidentally by her husband when he left for work earlier in the morning. One can only imagine the welcome he got when he returned home that day…

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