A pair of identical Ethiopian twin brothers drew lots to see who would wed whom after their parents arranged their marriage to a pair of identical twin sisters.

The state-run Ethiopian News Agency said Isamel Mohammed and Ali Mohammed, both 27 and residents of Nazareth town, some 60 miles east of the capital Addis Ababa, had insisted their parents should look for twin sisters if they wanted them to get married and settle down."After long search, the parents were able to locate twin sisters who looked alike in every respect," the agency said.

Since both brides and grooms were identical, it proved difficult to identify them and it was decided to cast lots to settle the marriage, ENA said.