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Quintuplets born to mother of three in Peshawar

Quintuplets born to mother of three in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A 28-year-old woman from Khyber Agency gave birth to quintuplets in Peshawar on Saturday morning, according to Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) spokesperson Farhad Khan.

Bibi Asyia from Jamrod gave birth to four boys and a girl via C-section in Peshawar's KTH. The children are currently under medical supervision as their condition is less than satisfactory.

Hospital sources told DawnNews that one of the baby boys has expired, adding that the condition of the other surviving babies is still critical.

"The hospital administration is providing all medical support free of cost," said Khan.

According to Khan, this is Bibi Asyia's fourth delivery and her previous three deliveries have been normal single births.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has seen a dramatic rise in the number of multiple births. According to a report, in 2015 alone, the province recorded a total of 1165 multiple gestations and major hospitals calculated 26 cases of quadruplets, 158 cases of triplets, and over 900 cases of twins.

Each hospital claims to have seen at least two hundred pairs of twins born in the last year.

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