An 88-year-old woman in Brazil who had been pronounced dead last week narrowly escaped being buried alive when she woke up inside her coffin two days later.
Maria das Dores da Conceicao was pronounced dead on Wednesday at a city hospital in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, a state in eastern Brazil, and was brought to a mortuary to be prepared for burial.
But she was rushed back to the intensive care unit of the same hospital – coffin and all – on Friday after workers at the mortuary noticed her breathing and stirring.
One of da Conceicao's grandchildren told Brazil's G1 website that she saw her grandmother looking very much alive when she arrived back at the hospital in the hearse.
"She was breathing and moving about on one side of the coffin more than when she had been initially hospitalized," Noeme Silva Amancio said, according to The Daily Mail.
The city's mayor said polic
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