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A woman has given birth to five healthy daughters in just half an hour despite only thinking she was pregnant with one child.

Manita Singh, 25, was admitted to a local government hospital in Ambikapur, in Chhattisgarh in eastern India, yesterday morning after complaining of labour pains at 26 weeks of pregnancy.

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The doctors, who started delivering the babies at 11am found she was carrying not one but five baby girls – because Manita had never had an ultrasound.

The babies, all weighing just over 3lbs each, are under doctor’s supervision in the neo-natal Intensive Care Unit.

The father of the infants, Mahesh Singh, 26, is extremely happy with the birth of his daughters.

He said: ‘I am extremely grateful to God for blessing us with not one but five children.

‘We were heartbroken when we lost our first child, a son, immediately after birth two years ago. I believe God has compensated the loss.

He said: ‘I am extremely grateful to God for blessing us with not one but five children.

‘We were heartbroken when we lost our first child, a son, immediately after birth two years ago. I believe God has compensated the loss.

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