One of world's tallest women dies in Egypt from kidney failure

MENA

Published: 2021-12-06 14:37

Last Updated: 2022-01-23 17:04


One of world's tallest women dies in Egypt from kidney failure
One of world's tallest women dies in Egypt from kidney failure

Egyptian Huda Abdel-Gawad, one of the world’s tallest woman died in Sharqiyah province at the age of 27 after suffering from kidney failure.

She was the holder of three titles in the Guinness World Records: the largest hand of a living woman with a length of 24.3cm, the largest foot at 33.1cm and the widest arms of a woman at 236.3cm.

Huda’s brother, Mohammed Abdel-Gawad, 33, got two Guinness World Records: the widest arms of a living man at 250.3cm, and the widest hand of a man at a length of 31.3cm.

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