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Baby with two heads born in Philippines

2009-07-29 10:20:10 GMT2009-07-29 18:20:10 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A nurse checks the heartbeat of newly born conjoined twins at a hospital in Manila, capital of the Philippines, on July 29, 2009. The conjoined twins were born on Tuesday night and have been under observation at the hospital. (Xinhua/Luis Liwanag)

A nurse checks the heartbeat of newly born conjoined twins at a hospital in Manila, capital of the Philippines, on July 29, 2009. The conjoined twins were born on Tuesday night and have been under observation at the hospital. (Xinhua/Luis Liwanag)

A nurse checks the heartbeat of newly born conjoined twins at a hospital in Manila, capital of the Philippines, on July 29, 2009. The conjoined twins were born on Tuesday night and have been under observation at the hospital. (Xinhua/Luis Liwanag)

MANILA, July 29 (Xinhua) -- A baby girl with two heads and one body was born in a Manila hospital late Tuesday night.

Doctors at the Fabella hospital told reporters on Wednesday that the baby, weighted almost 6 pounds at birth, was stable but might not have good chances to survive as they share only one heart.

The conjoined twins were named only as Baby A and Baby B.

The father, a tricycle driver, asked for prayers and financial help when reporters reached the hospital bed.

Doctors said the baby needs to be placed under neo-natal intensive care unit and will be transferred to the Philippine Heart Center for treatments to sustain the fragile life. But an operation to separate the conjoined twins is a stretch of the hospital capabilities in the country.

Another infant born with two heads died in Indonesia on Tuesday due to organ failure. It lived only five days.

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