Drones, tracker dogs help in search for missing Chinese toddler

Yang Yue last seen at her home in Jiangxi province two weeks ago, news website reports

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 November, 2017, 4:26pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 November, 2017, 7:02pm

A large search is under way in eastern China for a two-year-old girl who has been missing for over a fortnight, according to a news website report.

Yang Yue was last seen at her home in a village in Fengxin county in Jiangxi province on October 18, Thepaper.cn reported.

Her parents and other adults in the family were busy preparing for a funeral and took their eyes off the child, the article said.

Search teams, drones and tracker dogs have helped look for the girl. Yang’s details have also been submitted to the Ministry of Public Security to help widen the search.

Annie Yi, a Taiwanese actress, said on her social media account that she has offered 30,000 yuan (US$4,500) as reward for information that helps find the girl.

The Ministry of Public Security launched an online platform publicising cases of missing children last year.

The move came as the country steps up efforts to crack down on human-trafficking.