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Conjoined twins born in Atlanta pass away

(Source: Facebook/Hamby Twins) (Source: Facebook/Hamby Twins)
The parents shared the news of the twins death in a video. (Source: Facebook/Hamby Twins) The parents shared the news of the twins death in a video. (Source: Facebook/Hamby Twins)
(Source: Facebook/Hamby Twins) (Source: Facebook/Hamby Twins)
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

Conjoined twins born in Atlanta passed away on Friday, their parents reported in a Facebook post.

Michael and Robin Hamby of Alabama shared the somber news in a video.

The baby boys, named Asa and Eli, weighed in at 9 pounds, 10.4 ounces when they were born at 7:32 a.m. Thursday.

They were being treated at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

The parents reported that early Friday morning the twins "started having a little bit of heart issues."

On Thursday, the parents described the twins as they grew even in their first hours.

"They are so cute and already have their own personalities," the parents said on a Facebook page created for them.

Later Friday, the Hamby's talked about their grief.

"I don't wish this hurt on anybody," Michael Hamby said.

They also gave thanks for all of the prayers and support offered to them.

"God is good," they said.

Conjoined twins are a rare event, only happening once in every 200,000 live births, according to The University of Maryland Medical Center.

But likelihood of survival is quite slim, somewhere between 5 and 25 percent.

The mother, Robyn Hamby, is recovering at Northside Hospital.

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