Chinese woman rides through X-ray scanner rather than parting with purse

Chinese woman rides through X-ray scanner rather than parting with purse
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SHANGHAI: A woman in southern China went through a train station’s luggage x-ray machine with her purse after she was told small bags had to be scanned but she was reluctant to part with her precious purse amid the Lunar New Year holiday rush, Chinese media reported.
Video from the digital news platform Pear Video, linked on the Facebook page of the state-run People’s Daily newspaper and widely picked up online, showed a guard apparently telling the woman that, yes, small bags need to go in the machine, too.
The security video shows her leaving the screen and then emerging from the device. Still x-ray images online show a person in high heels kneeling among bags and other items.
The woman rode through the security screening machine on Sunday in the southern city of Dongguan because she wanted to protect her money, the People’s Daily’s Facebook post and other media reports said.
Many Chinese migrant workers carry their annual earnings home to family in cash during the Lunar New Year holiday, the busiest travel period of the year.
“Passengers are warned that not only is this kind of behaviour forbidden, but also the radiation from the machine is incredibly harmful to human health,” said the People’s Daily.

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