Conjoined twins from Nigeria separated at Tennessee hospital

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In this Sept. 6, 2016 photo provided by the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, conjoined twins from Nigeria, Miracle and Testimony Ayeni, sit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital before being separated in Memphis, Tenn. The girls were conjoined at the lower half of the body and separated following about an 18-hour procedure. (Lisa W. Buser/Le Bonheur […]

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Conjoined twins from Nigeria have been separated after a lengthy operation at a Tennessee hospital.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Anne Glanker tells The Associated Press that Miracle and Testimony Ayeni were separated during an 18-hour procedure at the Memphis facility on Nov. 7 and 8.

The girls were conjoined at the lower half of the body.

The family has another reason to celebrate — Wednesday is the girls’ first birthday.

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