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PHOTOS: ‘World’s heaviest woman’ transferred from Egypt to India for treatment

Egyptian believed to be the world’s heaviest woman was transferred on a special chartered flight from the Egyptian city of Alexandria to Mumbai in India.

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An Egyptian, who is believed to be the world’s heaviest woman, was transferred on a special chartered flight from the Egyptian city of Alexandria to Mumbai in India for treatment.

Eman Abd El-Aaty, 36 and allegedly weighs half a ton, could not make the journey to the Egyptian capital Cairo where flights to India usually depart from.

She was taken from her house in Alexandria in a medically-equipped vehicle that drove her to Burj Al-Arab Airport, from where she was flown directly to Mumbai on a special shipping plane.

A hole in her room's wall was made in order to fit her bed out of the flat and a crane was used to bring her bed down to the street.

Due to the gravity of the patient’s case, her flight was provided with all the medical equipment needed to guarantee both her comfort and safety, Bassem Gohar, Chairman of the Egypt Air Cargo Company confirmed.

Another crane was used to lift the patient’s bed from the transferring vehicle to the shipping plane, as she was accompanied by her sister and her doctors onboard of the flight to Mumbai.

The patient’s family say that she has not been able to leave home for 25 years due to her weight problem. She will be operated on by Indian bariatric surgeon Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala.