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19May/210

Twin brothers die together after 24th birthday

Gregory Raymond Raphael remembers the working day clearly. April 23, 1997. The give, doctors said, had been successful and his wife Soja was fine. Heart beating with pleasure, "hes having" scurried to the hospital. The children, twins, searched exactly alike. The young parents listed them Joefred Varghese Gregory and Ralfred George Gregory. Having lived "peoples lives" where they did almost everything together -- both chose computer engineering, both had jobs in Hyderabad -- they caught the deadly fever the same day, on April 24. Last-place week, after struggling with Covid, they died together, hours after one another.Raphael said he almost well known if his sons had to make it, they would come home together. Or they wouldn’t. “Whatever happened to one, it happened to the other, ” he said. “That’s how it was since birth certificates. I had told my partner after we got news that Jeofred had died that Ralfred won’t return home alone either. They died on May 13 and May 14, hours apart.” 8272871 8He said, “The twins had a lot of plans for us. They wanted to give us a high quality of life. As schoolteachers we have fought much to bring up the children well and they wanted to give us back, everything from fund to happy. Before they died, they were planning to leave for Korea and then perhaps Germany for occupation. I don’t know why god penalise us like this.” The Raphaels have a third son, the eldest one, Nelfred.Residents of Meerut’s Cantonment area, their own families initially treated the brothers at home, recollecting the delirium would abate. But it didn’t. “We obtained an oximeter. When their oxygen degree dropped to 90, doctors admonished us to make them to hospital. We declared them to a private one on May 1, ” Gregory said. Their firstly report had confirmed the young men were Covid-positive. But after a few cases daylights, their second RT-PCR test report came negative.“Doctors were planning to move them from the Covid ward to the normal ICU. However, I sought the hospital to monitor their health for two more dates in the Covid ward. Then, unexpectedly, on the evening of May 13, my spouse got the call. Our world crashed.”Ralfred had offset his last-place phone call to his mother. “He spoke from research hospitals bunked, ” said Gregory, his voice shaking. “He told his mother that he was recovering and enquired about Joefred’s health. By then Joefred had died. So we made up a tale. We told him we had to shift him to a hospital in Delhi. But Ralfred knew instinctively. He told his mother,' You are lying’.”

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