Conjoined twins successfully separated in Melbourne
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A pair of conjoined twins has been separated by 18 medical specialists operating for six hours at a Melbourne hospital.

The twins, Nima and Dawa Pelden, were born in Bhutan 15 months ago. They came to Australia last month for the surgery, but doctors waited until their nutritional needs were improved, the BBC reported.

An Australian-based charity, called the Children First Foundation, brought the family to Melbourne, and the state of Victoria offered to pay the A$350,000 (£195,000) cost of the operation.

The doctors divided their liver into two, and they will each live with a half liver. The doctors were not certain what other anatomical features would be shared until they opened up the children, but they said that the surgery was not as complicated as they feared it would be, according to the BBC.

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