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Conjoined twins arrive home in Bhutan after being separated

2019-03-08 15:32
Twenty-month-old conjoined twin girls, Nima and Dawa, returned home to Bhutan this week after being separated in a risky operation in Australia. The girls, who were fused at the torso and shared a liver, landed in the city of Paro on Thursday (March 7) accompanied by their mother, Bhumchu Zangmo. They were greeted by their father, Sonam Tshering, who told local media he was overwhelmed with joy. Nima and Dawa were seen walking and playing separated on footage broadcast by local media. They were also seen at a monastery with their family. In November, Melbourne's Royal Children hospital and a team of 25 surgeons operated on the twins for over six hours. The Australian organisation Children First Foundation funded their treatment.