Security-camera footage at a train station in eastern China caught a little girl climbing through an X-ray scanner while her parents were distracted. The footage, filmed at the Daming Lake Station on February 12 in Jinan, Shandong, shows the five-year-old girl climbing on to the conveyor belt of an X-ray machine for scanning luggage while a woman is putting her luggage on it, a local television station reported.
About three seconds later, the girl emerges from the scanner and walks down the conveyor belt by herself. The whole incident goes completely unnoticed by the girl’s parents.
Subsequently, a guard on duty rushed to the scanner. Soon after, the girl’s father arrived on the scene as well, and was reprimanded by the guard, who said the radiation could have been harmful to the child and that the man should take better care of his children.
The father apologized and explained that he got distracted while he was having his ticket checked.
A railway security staffer said the machine, made for luggage only, could harm any person going through it. In addition, gaps inside the machine could have been detrimental for the girl if she had gotten any body parts stuck in them.