Toddler with a trunk-like nose that is bigger than two tennis balls has been left unable to eat or sleep and faces a race against time for life-saving surgery

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A Pakistani girl with a trunk-like nose that is bigger than the size of two tennis balls is desperately waiting for a life-saving surgery.

Asiya Manghrio, 15 months, from Sanghar in Sindh province, has been branded a ‘curse’ by cruel family members because of her rare condition.

She suffers from frontonasal encephalocele, according to local reports. It causes brain tissue to grow out through a defect in the skull.

Due to the weight of her nose, Asiya, dubbed a ‘defected baby’ by her in-laws, is unable to eat properly, struggles to sleep and cries incessantly.

Her heartbroken parents believe she will die without surgery – but busy doctors have had to delay her operation for two months.

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