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Deaf Belgian twins helped to die after losing sight

Identical Belgian twin brothers who were born deaf, have been granted their wish to die after becoming blind and unable to bear not being able to see and hear each other.

The case tested the boundaries of legal euthanasia.

Doctors gave the 45-year-old twins lethal injections after they had had a cup of coffee together and said goodbye to each other, a spokesman at the UZ Brussel hospital said.

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