Conjoined twins reveal they're only paid one salary between them

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Conjoined twins in India have revealed that they're only paid one salary between them, in a recent YouTube interview.

Sohna and Mohna Singh sat down with documentary filmmaker Ruhi Çenet to speak about their story and life growing up as conjoined twins.

Born in 2003, the twins share a liver, gallbladder, spleen, and one pair of legs. They each have separate hearts, lungs, spinal cords, and kidneys. Doctors had refused to separate them as the procedure would have been too risky and almost certainly resulted in the death of either one or both twins.

The 19-year-olds had sadly revealed to The Independent last year that they'd been abandoned by their parents at just two months old, spending their childhood in a shelter. The pair, who come from India's Punjab state, told the outlet that they'd eventually landed their "dream job" - working as electricians for The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). Their role would consist of looking after the supply control room.

The electrical company had offered them a salary of $122 a month each, which had thrilled the brothers. "We are thankful to the Punjab government for recognizing our talent," they said, before adding that they would: "Work hard with utmost sincerity and dedication."

However, in their latest YouTube interview, the twins now say that they only get one salary between them - though they say they share a wage of $245 per month.

They also said in the interview that they have shared the same love interest in the past, and hope to settle down with the same partner after they turn 25.

People in the comments section appeared baffled that the twins only receive one salary. "What?! That's two salaries if I've ever seen it," someone tweeted.

Another user added: "What bright spark thought that was acceptable?"

"I'm reading an article and a pair of conjoined twins can only earn one salary because 'they do every task together' AS IF THEY HAVE A CHOICE," a further tweet read.

"I've been angry for a few hours because I watched a video where conjoined twins said they are only paid one salary but pay the taxes of two people," someone else chimed in.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: Friedrich Stark / Alamy

Conjoined twins reveal they're only paid one salary between them

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Conjoined twins in India have revealed that they're only paid one salary between them, in a recent YouTube interview.

Sohna and Mohna Singh sat down with documentary filmmaker Ruhi Çenet to speak about their story and life growing up as conjoined twins.

Born in 2003, the twins share a liver, gallbladder, spleen, and one pair of legs. They each have separate hearts, lungs, spinal cords, and kidneys. Doctors had refused to separate them as the procedure would have been too risky and almost certainly resulted in the death of either one or both twins.

The 19-year-olds had sadly revealed to The Independent last year that they'd been abandoned by their parents at just two months old, spending their childhood in a shelter. The pair, who come from India's Punjab state, told the outlet that they'd eventually landed their "dream job" - working as electricians for The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). Their role would consist of looking after the supply control room.

The electrical company had offered them a salary of $122 a month each, which had thrilled the brothers. "We are thankful to the Punjab government for recognizing our talent," they said, before adding that they would: "Work hard with utmost sincerity and dedication."

However, in their latest YouTube interview, the twins now say that they only get one salary between them - though they say they share a wage of $245 per month.

They also said in the interview that they have shared the same love interest in the past, and hope to settle down with the same partner after they turn 25.

People in the comments section appeared baffled that the twins only receive one salary. "What?! That's two salaries if I've ever seen it," someone tweeted.

Another user added: "What bright spark thought that was acceptable?"

"I'm reading an article and a pair of conjoined twins can only earn one salary because 'they do every task together' AS IF THEY HAVE A CHOICE," a further tweet read.

"I've been angry for a few hours because I watched a video where conjoined twins said they are only paid one salary but pay the taxes of two people," someone else chimed in.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: Friedrich Stark / Alamy