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Cooch Behar: A young woman, who had conceived for the first time, has given birth to five babies at a time in Bengal.

This has happened today at Mekhliganj Sub-divisional Hospital in Cooch Behar in north Bengal.

Rubina Begum, in her mid 20’s, is a resident of Telipara at Chengrabanda, a village close to Bangladesh border in Cooch Behar. She was admitted to Mekhliganj Sub-divisional Hospital on Wednesday due to labour.

This morning (24 January), Rubina gave birth to five babies through normal delivery at the hospital. The fifth baby, however, died soon at birth. The woman’s health also deteriorated after this.

This made the doctors at Mekhliganj Hospital send her and her new-born babies to Jalpaiguri District Hospital. The mother and the babies are still not out of danger, Jalpaiguri hospital sources said.

Doctors at Mekhliganj Hospital said that ultrasound sonography report had indicated that there were four babies in the womb. But during the actual delivery, it turned out to be five babies, although one died soon at birth.