WATCH | Malian woman gives birth to nine babies in possible world first

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A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies in an extremely rare case and possible world first.

Twenty-five-year-old Halima Cisse underwent a Caesarian section in a hospital in Casablanca, Morocco.

Doctors initially thought she was expecting septuplets and Malian Health authorities flew her to Morocco in March for better health care.

The five girls and four boys weigh between 500 grams and one kilogram and are being treated in incubators. After initial concerns, their 25-year-old mother is said to be doing well.

The world record for the most children to survive a single birth is eight born to an American woman nicknamed Octomom in 2009. 

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