Woman climbs into X-ray machine holding handbag

A Chinese woman insisted on climbing into an X-ray machine together with her handbag.

Officials at the Dongguan train station in China were shocked to see the shape of a person on their monitor screen.

This happened last Sunday during the travel chaos which reigns every year in China in the week before the Chinese New Year is celebrated.

It is not yet known why the woman felt the need to accompany her handbag into the X-ray machine. However, it is believed that she probably had a large amount of cash in the bag, which is a Chinese tradition, where people carry large amounts of money on their person when they travel back to their home town to celebrate the New Year with their family.

X-Ray photos show the woman entered into the machine with her shoes on.