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Separated twins coming to Malta

Rosie and Ruby before the operation.

Rosie and Ruby before the operation.

Twins Ruby and Rosie, born conjoined in July, will be flying out to Malta for a holiday with their family on Sunday.

Their father Daniel Formosa said they were “delighted” to be “coming to Malta to meet and catch up with Maltese relatives”, including his grandmother, Connie.

“We also hope to be able to relax and get a bit of a holiday,” he said.

The twins will be in Malta with their parents, Daniel and Angela, and their elder sister, Lily.

Ruby and Rosie were operated on and separated the day after they were born at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

The team of surgeons was led by Agostino Pierro, who said that “the operation to separate the twins had to be performed as an emergency because of an intestinal blockage”. The twins were joined at the abdomen at the level of the umbilicus and shared part of the intestine.

Both girls, according to their father, are doing well and are expected to be able to lead happy and normal lives.

Relatives who live in Malta have so far only seen the twins in photos or on Skype.

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