Woman gives birth to five babies in Manipur

In a rare incident and a first in the state, a 34-year old woman in Manipur has given birth to five babies or quintuplets - four girls and one boy in a span of 70 minutes on Monday.

By Salome Phelamei | Last Updated: Sep 23, 2014, 18:33 PM IST

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Imphal: In a rare incident and a first in the state, a 34-year old woman in Manipur has given birth to five babies or quintuplets - four girls and one boy in a span of 70 minutes on Monday.

The birth took place at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal around 1:05 pm.

The woman identified as Gita Devi, wife of O Shanta Singh, 35 of Thanga Samnkon, was pregnant for seven months.

However, a baby girl died soon after the birth.

The babies weigh 700 grams, 800 grams and 900 grams. While two of the babies are said to be weak and have been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit, the conditions of their mother and two others are said to be stable.