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Police contact safety watchdog over death of twins

Twins Shaun (right) and Rhys (left) Scott Credit: Facebook

Police Scotland are liaising the Health and Safety Executive after twin brothers drowned when they fell into a fish pond at their family home.

Rhys and Shaun Scott, who were two, died after the incident at the rented property in Dalgety Bay, Fife, on Saturday morning.

The "long-awaited" boys, whom the parents described as "miracle babies" were reportedly born premature and by IVF.

A spokeswoman for the safety watchdog said: "We were contacted by police following the incident and we are liaising with them to try and establish whether there's any call for the HSE to be involved going forward."

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Shock at 'heartbreaking' deaths of two-year-old twins

Neighbours are in shock at the drownings of a pair of two-year-old twins, a local councillor has said.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Dalgety Bay, Fife, but were unable to save the children.

A police officer outside the house in Dalgety Bay in Fife where two-year-old twin boys have drowned. Credit: PA

Local MSP Alex Rowley described the incident as "every parent's worst nightmare".

Dalgety Bay councillor Dave Dempsey said the whole community is shocked in comments to the Daily Record newspaper.

It is enormously sad and my heart goes out to the family.

I cannot begin to imagine what the family are going through - it is everyone's worst nightmare.

The whole community is shocked.

As local councillors, we were all notified that two young children had fallen into a pond and died.

To think it is twin boys is heartbreaking.

– Dave Dempsey

Two-year-old twins die after 'falling into fish pond'

Houses overlooking Dalgety Bay beach in Fife Credit: PA

Two-year-old twin boys have drowned after reportedly falling into a fish pond in Fife, Scotland.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Dalgety Bay at around 8.20am on Saturday after the boys were found.

Officers are supporting the family and working to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

A police spokesman said they were called at 8.20am on Saturday and told the boys had fallen in a pond.

The children were taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy where they sadly died.

Officers are supporting the family at this time. Inquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing."

– Police Scotland spokesman

Rare US twins born holding hands

US twins were born holding hands after sharing a rare pregnancy where they grew inside the same amniotic sac and placenta - a one in 10,000 event.

The twins Jillian and Jenna were put onto a ventilator after being born but were soon breathing normally.

Their mother Sarah Thistlethwaite said: "It's just hard to put into words how amazing it feels to know the girls are OK.

"I can't believe they were holding hands - that's amazing."

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Mother 'incredibly grateful' to renowned children's hospital

Angela Formosa said that she and her taxi driver husband Daniel, 36, were "happy and relieved" to have the girls at home.

She said: "They are really well, they are putting on weight. They are normal bubbly babies who are starting to smile and cry when they want something.

Twin girls (left to right) Rosie and Ruby Formosa, who who were born joined at the abdomen and shared part of the intestine. Credit: Medical Illustration/PA Wire

The mother-of-three added that she was "incredibly grateful" to the GOSH staff.

"What they have done for my two girls is amazing. When I was pregnant they were saying that the survival chances were quite low. For them to have been operated on and doing so well - it is amazing."

Twin girls expected to lead 'happy and normal lives'

Twin girls Rosie and Ruby Formosa, who were born joined at the abdomen and shared part of the intestine. Credit: Medical Illustration/PA Wire

The girls were operated on by a team of specialists led by paediatric surgeon Professor Agostino Pierro.

He said: "In this case, the twins were joined by the abdomen at the level of the umbilicus and shared part of the intestine.

"The operation to separate the twins had to be performed as an emergency because of an intestinal blockage.

"We are delighted with the outcome of the operation. The babies will need further treatment in the future, but we expect that they will both be able to lead happy and normal lives."

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