Siamese twins given private funeral

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Siamese twins given

private funeral

The Siamese twins Nicole and Chloe Astbury, who died last Thursday after surviving 35 days, were buried yesterday at Denton cemetery, Manchester.

The girls' father, Brian Astbury, 26, carried the joint coffin, followed by his wife, Melanie, 25, and about 40 mourners after a Church of England service in the cemetery chapel. The twins died of a rare bowel disease within five minutes of each other at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, where they were born.