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Double trouble: Small Indian village has incredibly large population of twins

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 00:42

April 16 - Twins phenomena puts north Indian village on world map. Sharon Reich reports.

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There's something special happening in this village. People are giving birth to a remarkable number of identical twins. A total of 108 live in this small hamlet in northern India whose population only numbers about 600. And elders in the town say it's not just people that are giving birth to twins. SOUNDBITE: Local and father of twin boys, Mohammad Mustafa, saying (Hindi): "There are also many cows in this village that have given birth to twin calves." Locals say mistaken identity is a common occurrence. But it seems some wives may have found a solution - asking their husbands to wear an indentifying article so that they can tell them apart from their brother.

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Double trouble: Small Indian village has incredibly large population of twins

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 00:42