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Swiss approve MMS alarm for missing children

Parliament has voted to introduce a new MMS photo alarm system for missing children who are feared abducted, aimed at finding them as quickly as possible.

The MMS alarm is a new departure worldwide in the hunt for missing children. Text messaging is already used in Canada, the United States and France.

The move is the political response to the abduction and murder of a five-year-old girl in eastern Switzerland earlier this year.

The Ylenia case shocked the country and led to much soul-searching about what more could have been done to save the child.

The Senate accepted two motions, both already approved by the House of Representatives, which propose an MMS-based alarm system for missing children and an abduction alarm.


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