One-in-a-million twins born with two heads and sharing the same torso defied the odds to be born alive – but died just 24-hours after birth.
Immediately after birth the boys were placed on a ventilator but doctors warned their parents their chances of survival were hopeless.
The siamese twins, from India, weighing 3.7kg (8.15Ib), shared a liver and a pair of limbs but had separate lungs and hearts.
Medics revealed that the mother and father begged them to save their children but they said ‘such kids do not survive’.
They also explained that had they lived, there would have been no possibility of separation surgery.
Twins born with two heads, but sharing one body, are known as dicephalic parapagus – an extremely unusual form of conjoinment, is said to affect only one in a million births.