Girls escaped from nursery to watch Sesame Street

Two five-year-old girls escaped from nursery school by walking across a busy main road and along a railway tracks because they didn't want to miss Sesame Street.

The girls managed to climb over the nursery school's fence in Poertschach, Austria, before setting off for home more than a mile and a half away.

A police officer who was called out when their teacher noticed them missing later found them at home in front of the TV and said it was a wonder they had made it home alive.

"The girls crossed over railway lines that are frequently used and a busy main road. It's a wonder they were not knocked over, they must have had a guardian angel with them," he said.