Woman climbs into X-ray machine with handbag at China train station

ASEAN+ February 14, 2018 14:23

By The Straits Times
Asia News Network

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A train commuter went through extreme lengths to keep her valuables by her side during a security check at a station in China, when she climbed into an X-ray machine while holding on to her handbag.



According to Chinese media, the woman's bizarre actions startled security officers at the Dongguan Railway Station in China's southern Guangdong Province last Sunday (Feb 11).

A video shared online shows the woman placing her luggage on the conveyor belt of the machine, before walking through the security scanner with a small handbag.

When told that all her valuables will have to pass through the machine, she turns around and is seen hopping onto the X-ray machine's conveyor belt.

Two X-ray images show a silhouette of the woman, still in her high heels, kneeling on all fours behind her belongings.

Security camera footage then shows her climbing out of the machine and checking her handbag and luggage before walking away nonchalantly.

It was not clear what the woman was carrying in her handbag.

Local media reported that Dongguan Railway Station staff have advised passengers not to get into X-ray machines as radiation given off by the scanners could be harmful.

The unusual incident happened amid the world's largest annual human migration as millions of Chinese return to their hometowns for the Chinese New Year which falls on Feb 16.