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Siamese twins separated at Korle Bu in 1999 turn 19 years

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The first ever Siamese twins to be separated in Ghana have made history after turning 19 years old.
Linda and Lydia were born conjoined in 1999 at the Atua Government Hospital in Odumase-Krobo in the Eastern Region.

However, the Siamese twins were transferred to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where they were successfully separated.

The historic surgery was done by a group of four Ghanaian doctors.

According to statistics, one out of every 50,000 is born conjoined, with very few being able to survive beyond their first year.

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However, Linda and Lydia have survived until now and will turn 20 years in May this year.

The twins are also currently in their final year at the Akwamuman Senior High School.

Watch a documentary on the Siamese twins, done by TV3 Ghana, below:

Source: pulse.com.gh

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