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Satnav blunder sends Belgian granny 1,450km to Croatia

Quick trip to the station ends in two-day odyssey

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A Belgian granny who planned an 80km car trip to Brussels ended up in Croatia, after ill-advisedly obeying her satnav's orders to traverse Europe.

Sabine Moreau, 67, intended to drive from her home in Solre-sur-Sambre to pick up a chum from the Belgian capital's Brussel-Noord station, but was instead directed eastwards on a two-day odyssey.

She recounted: "I was distracted, so just kept on driving. I saw all kinds of roadsigns, first in French, then in German and finally in Croatian."

Belgian cops, alerted to Moreau's disappearance by her son, began to search for the absent-minded absentee. She was long gone, though, and after 1,450km, a minor accident and a couple of naps in the car, the penny finally dropped. Moreau explained: "Suddenly I was in Zagreb and then I realised I wasn't in Belgium."

Admitting her epic roadtrip might seem "a little strange", Moreau stressed again she'd been "distracted". ®

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