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Weighing half a tonne, Eman's operation could be her last hope

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty is 36. She hadn’t left her home, or her bed in 25 years. Until this week.

El Aty suffers from elephantiasis and weighs half a tonne, a stroke caused by her condition has paralysed the right half of her body.

But today she has been lifted by crane into a specially adapted surgery in a hospital in the Indian city of Mumbai.

There she will undergo a weight reduction operation by Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, the man who made the whole visit possible by appealing to his government on her behalf.

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