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Two Girls Were Exchanged After Birth. 24 Years Later They Discover Their Real Parents

After a shocking hospital mix-up, Lorena Cobuzzi and Antonella Zenga's lives were set on dramatically different paths.

In a maternity ward in Puglia, Italy, Lorena and Antonella were born just 11 minutes apart. After being labelled by the hospital, they were exchanged unknowingly and Lorena was sent to Caterina and Michele Cobuzzi while Antonella was given to Loreta and Luigi Mazzone. They both grew up just two miles apart in Puglia, but their nourishment was totally different. Lorena experienced a joyful upbringing while Antonella's childhood was full of troubles. 

The mystery revealed when the parents of Antonella saw her photo on Facebook after 24 years. 

According to DailyMail, Lorena (26) told how she received the distressing news by the Cobuzzis that she is not the real daughter of the parents whom she is living with for 24 years. "I felt physically sick", was Lorena's reaction to media. She remembers the moment she knew the truth two years ago. As Cobuzzis discovered the truth, they told  her that they had something important to tell her. "The feeling was terrible, I didn't know who to call mom and dad", she said. They also told her that there is a girl named Antonella who looks exactly similar to Caterina. Cobuzzis consulted the family photos to prove the mix-up Lorena and Antonella faced. A DNA test further proved that Antonella is a real daughter of Caterina and Michele Cobuzzi.

Now the both girls are with their real parents, and both the families are suing for a combined €22 million from the hospital. 

Two Girls Were Exchanged After Birth. 24 Years Later They Discover Their Real Parents

Two Girls Were Exchanged After Birth. 24 Years Later They Discover Their Real Parents

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The story of a strange mix-up goes viral on the internet.

The story of a strange mix-up goes viral on the internet.

Lorena with her biological sister Elisa.

Lorena with her biological sister Elisa.

Lorena had a blissful childhood.

Lorena had a blissful childhood.

Caterina and Michele Cobuzzi thought Lorena was their daughter and gave her the best life since early days.

Lorena (right) looks identically similar to her birth mom Loreta (left)

Lorena (right) looks identically similar to her birth mom Loreta (left)

Lorena is happy to have a cozy childhood, though she went to the wrong parents.

Lorena is happy to have a cozy childhood, though she went to the wrong parents.

Antonella (left) looks just like her biological mother Caterina (right)

Antonella (left) looks just like her biological mother Caterina (right)

Lorena Cobuzzi at her christening.

Lorena Cobuzzi at her christening.

Lorena cuddling up her brother Francesco.

Lorena cuddling up her brother Francesco.

Unfortunately, Antonella was brought up by her grandparents as her exchanged mother left her.

Unfortunately, Antonella was brought up by her grandparents as her exchanged mother left her.

Antonella had an unhappy childhood as her parents eventually split up. In 2008, she was put up for adoption.

In 2013 Lorena married pizzeria worker Antonio.

 In 2013 Lorena married pizzeria worker Antonio.

But her parents didn't approve the relationship.

Antonella Zenga at her first birthday party.

Antonella Zenga at her first birthday party.

Antonella (left) who was swapped at birth.

Antonella (left) who was swapped at birth.

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