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S. African Siamese Twin Dies

January 14, 1988|United Press International

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Eight-week-old Nosipho Qakamba died in a Durban hospital today, a week after being separated from her Siamese twin sister in an 11-hour operation, hospital officials said.

A doctor said the baby girl suffered heart failure and and could not be revived. And in Bloemfontein, doctors said 6-week-old Mothoana Hlalele died Wednesday, almost a month after she was separated from her Siamese sibling in a similar operation Dec. 16.

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