|Police in Bình Định Province help reunited twin sisters while handling documents for citizen identification cards. — Photo dantri.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Twin sisters, separated 47 years ago, have been reunited in the most unusual of ways.
They only found each other again after applying for citizen identification cards.
According to the local police in Hoài Nhơn Township, Bình Định Province, the unit received an application for a card for a woman named Mai Thị Bền, living in Hoài Châu Bắc Commune.
Colonel Võ Văn Thạnh, head of Hoài Nhơn township's police department, said that when processing Bền's image, the computer could not load it because her face was too similar to that of another citizen in Phú Yên Province.
The police spoke to Bền, who disclosed that she lost her family when she was 11 years old and was instead raised by a couple in Hoài Châu Bắc Commune.
Bền could remember that she had a twin sister, but hasn't known where she is. She had been trying to find her for years.
Local police contacted Tuy An District's police to clarify the claim.
Đỗ Thị C, whose face looked so similar to Bền's, lives in An Thạch Commune, Tuy An District of Phú Yên Province.
C told police that she had a twin sister who went missing in 1975 and had not seen her since.
The 62-year-old twin sisters are over the moon at being together again after 47 years of separation. — VNS