Baby with two heads born in Bangladesh

A woman gave birth to a baby girl with two heads via caesarean section on Wednesday, medical officials in Bangladesh said. The infant is now being treated for breathing difficulties in the Standard Hospital of Total Healthcare in Dhaka. "When I saw m
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A woman gave birth to a baby girl with two heads via caesarean section on Wednesday, medical officials in Bangladesh said. The infant is now being treated for breathing difficulties in the Standard Hospital of Total Healthcare in Dhaka. "When I saw my baby, I was awestruck. She has two fully developed heads. She is eating with two mouths and breathing with two noses," her father, Mr Jamal Mia, a poor farm labourer, said. "Still, I thank Allah that she and the mother are now okay."Initial tests showed the baby has only one set of vital organs. Thousands of people thronged the hospital, some 120km east of Dhaka, after news spread of the "miracle newborn".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 14, 2015, with the headline 'Baby with two heads born in Bangladesh'. Print Edition | Subscribe