A baby astonished doctors in India when it was born with a rare condition known as ‘Mermaid syndrome.’
Tragically the newborn, whose legs had fused together to resemble the mythical creature, only lived for about ten minutes.
Dr Vandana Arya, 35, a gynaecologist at the hospital who delivered the baby, said: ‘I have never seen a case like this before.
‘We have seen congenital disorders amongst children born with deformities, but this was an extremely rare case.
‘The baby was born in a fish-like body, and had its hands spread like fins, which made this case even more unique.