A baby boy has been born in Pakistan with six legs.
The child was born at the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi.
The doctor working the case, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the baby has a genetic disease that affects only about one in 1 million babies.
“The doctors are examining the infant to plan for necessary treatment to save the baby’s life and ensure he lives a normal life,” said a statement from the provincial health department.
Imran Shaikh, the child’s father, lives in Sukkur and works as an X-ray technician.
“I can’t afford to visit Karachi and get treatment for my baby,” said Shaikh. “I appeal to philanthropists and the government to come forward for the treatment.”
Jamal Raza, the director of the National Institute of Child Health, said the baby’s appearance is due to the boy having a conjoined twin that did not develop properly.