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Chinese girls born in single body with 2 heads

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    In this photo taken Monday, May 9, 2011, medical workers attend to conjoined twin babies with a single body and two heads born on May 5 in a hospital in Suining city in southwestern China's Sichuan province. The local Huaxi Metropolis Daily says the twins weighed nine pounds (4 kg) and measured 20 inches (51 centimeters) and have two spines, two esophaguses and shared other organs. Doctors were quoted as saying it would be nearly impossible to separate them.(AP Photo) CHINA OUT
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BEIJING >> A hospital in southwestern China says conjoined twin girls with a single body and two heads have been born at its facility.

A staffer surnamed Wang at Suining City Central Hospital in Sichuan province says the girls were born Thursday.

Wang said Tuesday the parents, who are farmers, did not want to have the babies at first, fearing they could not afford to keep them alive. She said they transferred the twins to a hospital in the nearby metropolis of Chongqing to be examined by experts.

The local Huaxi Metropolis Daily reported the twins weighed 9 pounds and measured 20 inches. They have two spines and two esophaguses and share other organs. Doctors were quoted as saying it would be nearly impossible to separate them.

 

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