Run­away child sur­vives wilder­ness

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

A 10-year-old boy was re­turned to his par­ents on July 26 af­ter spend­ing al­most a month alone in the wilder­ness. The child, iden­ti­fied as Miao, said he sur­vived by eat­ing snakes that he caught and roasted, as well as col­lect­ing herbs to help with his stom­achache. He walked more than 100 kilo­me­ters in the 24 days he was miss­ing, sleep­ing by the side of for­est tracks each night. Miao, who was cov­ered in muck and filth when he was found, told of­fi­cers that he had run away from home be­cause his fa­ther had beaten him.

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