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10th May 2011, 11:33 PM
A WOMAN in China has given birth to conjoined twin baby girls who share a single body. The Siamese twins, who have two heads but only two arms and two legs, were born by Caesarean section last week.

The farmer parents of the pair, who weighed 9lbs and measured 20 inches, were said to have not wanted to have the babies, as they feared they could not afford to keep them alive.

A worker, at Suining City Central Hospital in Sichuan province, south-western China, said the duo were born on Thursday and had since been transferred to a hospital in nearby Chongqing to be examined by experts.

Doctors have warned it will be impossible to separate the girls, who have two spines. The condition occurs in only four per cent of Siamese twins worldwide. Siamese twins are always identical and the same sex because they stem from a single fertilised egg.
Source: thesun.co.uk