2 May 2016

Graphic PHOTOS: Baby with Mermaid Syndrome Born In India

A 22-year-old mother, from Sahranpur, in Uttar Pradesh, India, gave birth to this baby who only lived for 10 minutes because he/she had a rare congenital condition called Sirenomelia also known as 'Mermaid syndrome'. The condition meant it was impossible to determine the baby's gender.

According to Daily Mail, Sirenomelia is a life-threatening illness, marked by the rotation and fusion of a sufferer's legs. The rare congenital deformity causes what looks like a single limb, resembling a fish tail.

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