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Italian Woman Gives Birth to Sextuplets

Associated Press

A 26-year-old woman gave birth to sextuplets at a Rome hospital, but one baby died Sunday and one was in guarded condition, doctors said. The other four infants were reported doing well.

The four boys and two girls were born Saturday in Gemelli Hospital to Lucia Soma Catapano, who was reported in good condition. Dr. Costantino Romagnoli said the 1-pound, 7-ounce boy who died suffered from underdeveloped lungs.

The father, Saverio Catapano, 31, said he is a laborer who earns a little more than $700 a month and that he and his wife share one room in a house owned by his in-laws.


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