World's oldest siblings living in Sardinia
ROME (AFP) - The Melis siblings on the island of Sardinia are officially the world's oldest with nine brothers and sisters clocking up a total of 818 years between them, Italian newspapers reported on Tuesday.
The oldest sibling, Consolata, is 104 and has nine children, 24 grand-children and 25 great-grandchildren, the reports said, adding that the longevity of the Melis had been recognised as a Guinness World Record.
Consolata will turn 105 on Wednesday, the reports said, adding that the Guinness certification followed a seven-year review around the world.
The Melis are from the village of Perdasdefogu in the south-eastern corner of the island, which has some of the oldest people in the world.