Baby born with EIGHT limbs ...His con­joined twin failed to fully de­velop in the womb

Video game ad­dict lets 2-year-old son starve to death

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A baby boy born with four legs and four arms has un­der­gone com­plex surgery to re­move the ex­tra limbs.

The 13-day-old boy was born weigh­ing just 3kg at a hospi­tal in south­ern China on April 2 with four additional arms and legs on the right side of his body.

His con­joined twin failed to fully de­velop in the womb and the sur­viv­ing baby was born with his arms and legs.

The child is now in a sta­ble con­di­tion at Guangzhou Women and Chil­dren’s Me­dial Cen­ter af­ter an oper­a­tion to re­move the limbs.

The baby was born with pneu­mo­nia and con­gen­i­tal heart dis­ease and is ex­pected to re­main in hospi­tal for some time.

His fa­ther, named only as Mr

The child is now in

a sta­ble con­di­tion

af­ter an oper­a­tion to re­move the


Chen, is re­ported by the Global Times to have blamed him­self for his son’s con­di­tion as he had not taken good care of his wife dur­ing preg­nancy.

He said: “I only cared about my work. I just thought of mak­ing money in­stead of tak­ing her to hospi­tal for a med­i­cal checkup.”

Yu Ji­ak­ing, chief sur­geon at the hospi­tal, said: “They were sup­posed to be twins, but one had un­der­de­vel­oped and be­came de­formed.”

Culled from mir­ A 22-year-old South Korean gamer has been charged over the death of his 2-year-old son, as he al­legedly ne­glected to feed him while he spent days gam­ing at In­ter­net cafes.

Ac­cord­ing to Naver News, the gamer from Daegu city, sur­named Chung, was ar­rested on Mon­day and is now charged for mur­der and ne­glect of his 2-year-old, al­low­ing the tod­dler to starve to death.

Chung spent days and nights in In­ter­net cafes play­ing League of Leg­ends and Sud­den At­tack, re­turn­ing home only once ev­ery two or three days to feed his child -- then go­ing to yet an­other cafe.

His wife had been away as she got a job at a fac­tory and had moved to the fac­tory’s dor­mi­tory, leav­ing Chung to care for their child.

The cou­ple had met via an on­line game dur­ing high school.

The gam­ing ad­dict dis­cov­ered his dead child on March 7, but had left the body at home till April 11 be­fore he did any­thing about it.

CCTV footage shows Chung car­ry­ing a thrash bag be­lieved to con­tain his son. He then dis­posed it in a gar­den nearby.

He lied to his wife that their son was at a babysit­ter’s when she asked about him.

At first, Chung re­ported the tod­dler miss­ing, but later con­fessed to city po­lice that he has dis­posed of the body.

Po­lice work­ing on the case are likely to charge Chung with homi­cide.




CCTV footage showed Chung car­ry­ing a bag said to con­tain his son’s body and was about to dis­pose it. PHOTO Yon­hap news

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