Marc and Eddy Verbessem
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Deaf Belgian twins end lives as they start going blind

16 January 2013 Last updated at 07:12 GMT

A hospital in the Belgian capital Brussels has helped identical twin brothers to die by lethal injection, reopening the debate on euthanasia.

Doctors said it was not just because the twins were deaf and blind that they had a right to die, but also due to the bond that existed between them, and the fact they could not bear being unable to communicate with each other.

Russell Trott reports.