Twins born with one body, two heads

HOSPITAL officials in northern Brazil say a woman has given birth to conjoined twin boys with one body and two heads.

Obstetrician Neila Dahas of the Santa Casa de Misericodia Hospital in the city of Belem says the twins were born on Monday by Cesarean section.

She says on the hospital's website that each boy has his own brain and spinal cord, but they share all other organs, including the heart, lungs and liver.

The boys are named Jesus and Emanuel.

Read more on the Brisbane Times

Topics:  brazil

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