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Brian Aguilar
Brian Aguilar • 2 years ago

An incredible story of Saroo Brierley, who was lost at a train station in west India when he was five, and after 25 years has been reunited with his family: For the past 10 years, Mr Brierley has scrolled the internet for clues. "Using Google Earth, I spent so many hours zooming in and out looking for something I recognised," he said. He remembered the Khandwa train station and surrounding area, which he eventually found on Google Earth.

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