Doctors euthanize deaf Belgian identical twins who could not bear to go blind
Identical twins have been killed by Belgian doctors in a unique case under the country’s euthanasia laws.
The 45-year-old brothers from the Antwerp region were born deaf and sought euthanasia after finding out that they would soon go blind. They told doctors that they were unable to bear the thought of not being able to see each other again.
The twins had spent their entire lives together, sharing a flat and working as cobblers.
Belgium’s Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper reported on the weekend that doctors at Brussels University Hospital in Jette “euthanized” the two men by lethal injection on Dec. 14. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN /AFP/Getty Images)