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State of Palestine: Conjoined twins with two heads and one body born in Gaza02:46

State of Palestine: Conjoined twins with two heads and one body born in Gaza

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza City
November 23, 2016 at 12:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

Conjoined twins were born in Gaza City's al-Shifa Medical Centre on Tuesday at 11:00 CET (10:00 GMT), the first instance for many years.

Head of the nursery at al-Shifa, Dr. Allam Abu Hamda called the case "especially rare" as he spoke by the twin's incubator on Wednesday. He said that “one birth in every 200,000 is a set of conjoined twins” but that this case was even rarer as they share “one body, two heads, two hearts but only one set of arms and legs and one chest which is congenitally malformed.”

The first set of conjoined twins recorded in Gaza, girls named Rital and Ritaj born on March 27 2010, died after being rushed to Saudi Arabia for specialist treatment.

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Conjoined twins were born in Gaza City's al-Shifa Medical Centre on Tuesday at 11:00 CET (10:00 GMT), the first instance for many years.

Head of the nursery at al-Shifa, Dr. Allam Abu Hamda called the case "especially rare" as he spoke by the twin's incubator on Wednesday. He said that “one birth in every 200,000 is a set of conjoined twins” but that this case was even rarer as they share “one body, two heads, two hearts but only one set of arms and legs and one chest which is congenitally malformed.”

The first set of conjoined twins recorded in Gaza, girls named Rital and Ritaj born on March 27 2010, died after being rushed to Saudi Arabia for specialist treatment.

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