Shanghai: one of conjoined twin girls dies

Doctors at the Fudan University Children's Hospital had branded last Thursday's separation surgery a "miracle" but had cautioned that the girls, who also suffered from congenital heart disease and other problems, were still in precarious condition, the AP reports.

Hu Jingxuan's condition deteriorated over the weekend and she died Monday afternoon, said an official in the hospital's administration office. The official, like many Chinese, refused to give her name because she was not officially authorized to speak to media.

Chen Jingni, the stronger of the twins, was in stable condition, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.