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Baby born with two mouths baffles doctors

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Baby born with two mouths

A baby girl has been born with two mouths due to a condition so rare that it has only been seen in 35 recorded cases since 1900.

Doctors were initially baffled when the abnormality was picked up on a scan during the mother’s third trimester.

Their initial range of possible diagnoses included a cyst, a bone disorder or teratoma, which is when a twin absorbs another during development

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But when the infant was born in Charleston, South Carolina, doctors found what they described as a “duplicated oral cavity”, or second mouth.

This included another lip, set of six teeth and even a small tongue that moved at the same time as the tongue in her main mouth.

Although the condition was seemingly harmless, they performed an operation to remove the additional feature.

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Pastor, 54, arrested for allegedly raping 12-year-old girl in Ogun

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A 54-year-old Pastor has been arrested in Ogun state for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl (name withheld).

The Pastor identified as Niyi Omowodun was arrested following a complaint by father of the victim who reported at Itele Divisional headquarters in Ota that, while he was at work, he received a call from one of his neighbours that his daughter had been sexually abused by the suspect and that the said neighbour caught the man in the act.

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Upon receiving the report, the Divisional Police Officer of Itele Division, Monday Unuigbe, detailed his detectives found and arrested the man.

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On interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to be a pastor at Helmet of Life International Church, confessed to raping the girl, stating that he lured the girl into an incomplete building in the area when the girl was going on an errand. When asked whether he has no wife, the suspect explained that he had been separated from his wife since 2016.

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The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

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Four dead, many injured as truck rams into car, bikes in Oyo

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Kano: Auto crash injures five, kills five

Four women were killed in Oyo state when a truck rammed into a passenger car and two commercial motorcycles.

The incident happened on Wednesday, July 1, near the popular Aleshinloye Market, Ibadan, Oyo state

Four others sustained serious injuries in the crash.

The truck belongs to a popular dairy company located at Eleyele area of the city. It was gathered that the truck had a brake failure and veered off its lane crushing a Micra car and the motorcycles.

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Confirming the accident, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gbenga Fadeyi, said four women died instantly while four others were injured.

The police said:

“The accident involved a Fan milk truck, a Nissan Micra and 2 motorcycles. Four women died on the spot and four other people got injured.”

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Covid-19: Groom dies after infecting over 100 wedding guests

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A groom has died on his wedding day after infecting over 100 wedding guests with Covid-19.

According to reports, he initially complained of a high fever, but his family didn’t heed his request to postpone the wedding ceremony.

According to the Hindustan Times, the man, a 30-year-old software engineer developed diarrhoea and a high fever before his June 15 wedding, but his family forced him to swallow a painkiller and go through with the ceremony, attended by more than 360 people in Paliganj.

48 hours later, his condition worsened and he died on the way to a hospital, according to the news outlet. His body was quickly cremated without being tested for the coronavirus.

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As a result of the man’s death, all of his close relatives were tested for the virus on June 19 and 15 were confirmed to be positive.

In a desperate attempt to prevent the spread of the disease, a camp was set up where samples were taken from the other attendees.

Of those, 86 have tested positive, officials said Tuesday.

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The bride meañwhile tested negative for the virus

“Even though he was feeling unwell by June 14 and wanted the wedding deferred, family heads from both sides advised against it, citing huge financial losses if the arrangements had to be cancelled,” a relative said to Hindustan Times.

Another relative, who tested negative, said no one suspected that the groom had COVID-19.

“As rural areas are almost COVID-free, we were relaxed,” the relative told the news outlet.

“By the day of the wedding, he was running a high temperature, raising some concerns among his relatives, who “prayed that it was not COVID infection,” the relative said.

“He performed all the pre-wedding functions after taking Paracetamol,” he added, referring to the brand name for over-the-counter acetaminophen.

Community official Chiranjeev Pandey said:

“Our first priority now is to prevent the infection and break the chain. We have sealed parts of the neighbouring Meetha Kuan, Khagari and some parts of the sub-urban marketplace of Paliganj.”

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