An eight year old girl got lost in Brussels on Friday, and was missing for more than 4 hours. No-one else was involved, the Brussels Prosecutor’ office has said. She got lost in the Gare du Nord that morning, and was found in the Schuman metro station a little before 2pm. A missing person’s report was about to be filed.
The girl, from Guinea, came to Belgium with her father to visit her family. She was at the Brussels-Nord station with her father on Friday morning. At the first set of metro gates, her father, who was carrying a heavy bag, lost sight of his daughter. He looked around, but couldn’t find her. “The worried father immediately contacted police, who looked at CCTV images”, explains Ine Van Wymersch, the Prosecutor’s office spokesman. “It didn’t look like she was abducted”.
The police spotted the girl on a line 55 tram, but lost sight of her. A police patrol finally found her in the Schuman metro station.
“The little girl was fine, and didn’t seem to understand why everyone was so worried”, a Prosecutor’s spokesman said.