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Chile girl dies after split from conjoined twin

The director of a Chilean children's hospital says a baby girl who was surgically separated from her conjoined twin has died.

world Updated: Dec 21, 2011 11:27 IST

The director of a Chilean children's hospital says a baby girl who was surgically separated from her conjoined twin has died.

Hospital director Osvaldo Artaza says Maria Jose Paredes Navarrete died on Sunday night due to general organ failure. Doctors separated her on Tuesday from her twin sister Maria Paz, who continues to cling to life.

Chileans have closely followed the condition of the 10-month-old twin girls, who were separated Tuesday at the thorax, abdomen and pelvis.

Maria Jose ran a greater health risk due to cardiac problems that required her to be revived three times since the surgery.