‘Dead’ girl, 3, stunned mourners by MOVING in her coffin at her own funeral
A TOT presumed dead stunned mourners by moving in her coffin at her own funeral after a horrifying hospital blunder.
The three-year-old girl was rushed to hospital after being rescued from the coffin at a church in Aurora, Philippines, on Sunday, but she tragically died the next day.
Cops said the girl, who has not been named, suddenly moved her head during the service.
Footage on social media showed the girl being removed from the wooden coffin by her parents in front of shocked mourners after they realised she was alive.
The three-year-old had been suffering from a severe fever and was brought to the clinic in the town for medical help last Friday, the Philippine Star reports.
Aurora police chief Heidil Teelan said she was pronounced dead by doctors by the hospital on the island of Mindanao at 9am on Saturday.
He said: “During that time, the attending clinic personnel and physician confirmed that the young patient had no more pulse and was clinically dead last Saturday morning about 9am.”
The girl’s family brought her home and prepared for her funeral service to take place the next day.
During the funeral, Teelan said a neighbour who removed the cover of the coffin to arrange her body saw her head move.
“This prompted them to check and confirmed the girl had pulse and was alive,” Teelan said.
He said girl’s parents immediately gave her some water and rushed her back to hospital.
Teelan said: “We really can not make confirmation on the status of the girl but based on the observation of the police personnel I deployed it appear the girl remained in a state of comatose in their house.”
Doctors were unable to save the girl after she was pulled from the coffin with a pulse and she sadly died on Monday.
Dr Mary Silyne Asor-Cabahug, municipal health officer for Aurora, said she found “no signs of life”.
It comes after a woman presumed dead was rushed to hospital after knocking on her coffin at her own funeral in front of mourners.
And a pensioner who was pronounced dead turned out to be alive just as his body was about to be taken to a crematorium.