Conjoined twins sharing a face have been born in Gujarat, India.
The babies, who each had their own heart, arms and legs were born weighing 2lbs 6oz at a hospital in Rajkot, eastern India, according to a report by Dailymail.co.uk.
But the twins are said to have lived for only six minutes following their birth at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Government Medical College on Friday.
Despite knowing they were conjoined, doctors were astonished by their appearance when they delivered the babies by a Caesarean section.
Dr Kirtan Vyas, 30, an assistant professor in the gynaecology ward of the hospital who operated on the mother, said medics knew they were unlikely to survive.
‘We were somewhat prepared for the death of the babies as the brain was fused and surgery to separate the brain is impossible,' he said.
'We had informed the family in advance of the severe complications.'
He added it was a rare case of gynaecology in India - perhaps one in a million.