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US kidnap victims' 'hearing loss'

Two of three women imprisoned in a house in the US state of Ohio for a decade have reportedly suffered from severe malnutrition and will require long-term therapy for injuries such as hearing loss and joint and muscle damage.

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Ohio kidnap victim's sister issues privacy plea

The sister of Ohio kidnap victim Amanda Berry has requested privacy after her escape from captivity.

Speaking after Ms Berry and her six-year-old daughter were reunited with their family, Beth Serrano said, "I want to thank the public and the media for their support over the years.

Beth Serrano, the sister of Ohio kidnap victim Amanda Berry. Credit: Reuters TV

"At this time our family would request privacy so my sister ... and I can have time to recover", she said.

"We appreciate all you have done for us throughout the past years. Please respect our privacy".

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