A Chinese teenage boy has managed to sneak into the cargo compartment of the huge Emirates A380 plane flying from China to Dubai in hopes of having a better life by earning his fortune as a “professional beggar.”
The 16-year-old named Xu was only discovered after reaching Dubai at the end of his nine hours trip, and was arrested by Dubai police. The report says that he jumped over a fence at Shanghai airport and climbed into the cargo hold and was able to sneak his way in from under the security guards.
Xu reportedly risked his life because he had heard an online rumour that he can earn several hundred thousand yuan a month by begging in the streets of Dubai. He also said that the cargo compartment of the plane was very comfortable, although he did not eat anything during the nine-hour flight.
No details provided on the full identity or condition of the stowaway. “We are co-operating fully with authorities in Dubai and, as this is a police matter, we are unable to comment further at this time” said a spokesman for the airline.
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