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TSA type security scanner blamed for woman's death

• Terrence Aym
The controversial U.S. scanners used in some American airports have been blamed for a woman's death. The latest incident comes from Egypt where a 57-year old Palestinian woman died over the weekend after passing through one of the scanners. Security personnel at the Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt instructed the woman, Fatima Mahmoud Abu Obeid, to pass through the scanner before crossing the border into Egypt with her husband. Just 30 minutes after passing through the machine Abu Obeid collapsed. She was rushed by ambulance to a hospital where physicians pronounced her dead.

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