Chinese twins born in single body with 2 heads

Last Updated: May 10, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Beijing: A hospital in southwestern China says conjoined twin baby girls with a single body and two heads have been born at its facility.

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

Wang said yesterday that 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.

According to the local Huaxi Metropolis Daily, the twins weighed 9 pounds (4 kilogrammes) and measured 20 inches (51 centimeters). They have two spines, two esophaguses and share other organs. Doctors were quoted as saying it would be
nearly impossible to separate them.

Bureau Report