Woman Gives Birth To 16th Child, Both Die In Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: A woman gave birth to her 16th child in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh and died along with the newborn soon afterwards.

The 45-year-old woman, Sukhrani Ahirwar of Padajhir village, delivered a baby boy at home on Saturday, a news agency quoted ASHA worker Kallo Bai Vishwakarma as saying.

“Soon after the delivery, the condition of Sukhrani and her newborn turned critical. They were rushed to a primary health centre where both of them were pronounced dead,” Kallo Bai said.

According to her, Sukhrani had given birth to 15 children earlier. But, seven of them had died.

District chief medical and health officer Dr Sangeeta Trivedi confirmed the incident.

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