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Conjoined twins successfully separated by surgery in Australia

Conjoined twins have been successfully separated after undergoing a six-hour long surgery in Australia.

Nima and Dawa, two 15-month-old girls, shared a liver and were joined from the lower chest to just above the pelvis.

A team of 18 were involved in the operation performed at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.

Nima and Dawa were joined from the lower chest to just above the pelvis. Credit: AP

Dr Joe Crameri, the hospital's head of paediatric surgery, was positive about the future of the girls health.

He said: "There will be challenges over the next 24 to 48 hours as with any surgery.

"We feel quietly confident that we will have a good result and that's what I just told mum now upstairs.

"But as all post-operative things we have to closely monitor things now for a little while to be sure that we achieve our aim."

The two 15-month-old girls shared a liver. Credit: AP