Coronavirus vaccine team potentially comes across the world's oldest woman!

Jammu and Kashmir, India - The Covid-19 pandemic is raging in India, but amid a rising death-toll, a potentially incredible discovery has been made. A mobile vaccination team believes they have come across the world's oldest woman in a remote village.

If Rehtee Begum's age is true, she would be the oldest woman in the world.
If Rehtee Begum's age is true, she would be the oldest woman in the world.  © Screenshot Twitter @diprjk

As reported by PTI, a mobile vaccination team came in contact with the old woman just as the small town of Wagoora was about to be immunized.

Looking at the ration card of the woman named Rehtee Begum, the helpers couldn't believe their eyes. Her age was listed as 124, which would make Begum's date of birth1897!

However, without other identification documents available, it's still unclear whether Begum's life has really spanned three centuries.

Indians in possession of a ration card are given access to government food rations, which is intended to help poorer people in particular.

The card is not the same as an ID, so it's questionable whether Begum's age will be officially recognized. If she really is 124 years old, she would be the oldest woman in the world.

The old woman was found in a small mountain village in the north Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The old woman was found in a small mountain village in the north Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir.  © Punnawit Suwattananun/123RF

Rehtee Begum seems to have handled her vaccination against the coronavirus well. According to the team, she had no side effects.

Until now, Frenchwoman Jeanne Louise Calment (1875-1997) was the oldest woman ever recorded. She lived to be 122 years old.

Cover photo: Screenshot Twitter @diprjk, Punnawit Suwattananun/123RF

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