A woman in Bihar gave birth to quintuplets on Saturday, an official said.

The five babies were born at a private hospital in Bihar’s Nawada district. While three died soon after birth, a boy and a girl survived despite weighing less than normal, said a district health official. The Ambika village resident is doing fine and doctors are monitoring the health of the surviving babies.

Hundreds of villagers thronged the hospital to take a look at the quintuplets, but doctors did not allow them to enter the hospital. — IANS