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All six newborns of same mother in Sylhet die in hours

newbornsAll the six newborns of the same mother have died within a few hours of their birth in Sylhet.

They died between 9pm on Tuesday and Wednesday dawn, Sylhet MAG Osmani  Medical College Hospital Deputy Director Abdus Salam said.

The woman from Rajaganj Union of the district’s Kanaighat Upazila gave birth to the sextuplets without surgery around 12:30pm on Tuesday. The doctors said she was well after delivery.

Abdus  Salam also said all the six newborns were premature.

“The babies were born at 26 weeks while it generally needs 40 to 52 weeks

“They weighed below 700 grams. Their organs were not fully developed,” he said.

“It becomes impossible to keep newborns alive if they weigh below one kilogram at birth.”


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