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Longevity

Worlds Oldest Person Discovered in War-Torn Chechnya

14 years, 8 months ago

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Posted on Jan 29, 2004, 10 a.m. By Bill Freeman

A woman aged at least 124 years old has been found in the war-torn republic of Chechnya. Zabani Khachukayeva

A woman aged at least 124 years old has been found in the war-torn republic of Chechnya. Zabani Khachukayeva’s passport states that she is 124 years old, however doctors believe that she may be even older. Apart from having impaired hearing, she is in relatively good health and says that she still feels energetic. Khachukayeva has outlived her eldest son, who died in 2001, and has 24 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. Until Ms Khachukayeva was found, the title of the world’s oldest living person was held by 113 year old Japanese silkworm breeder Yukichi Chuganji. 

SOURCE/REFERENCE:  Reported by www.guardian.co.uk on the 30th July 2003.

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