Brasília - The 37-year-old was pronounced dead on January 28 due to cardiac arrest.
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Published: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 8:58 AM
Last updated: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 7:48 PM
A Brazilian woman who was possibly buried alive tried to fight her way out of the coffin for 11 days, her family says. A woman was taken out from the coffin 11 days after she was buried, her family has claimed. Rosangela Almeida dos Santos, 37, was pronounced dead on January 28 and her death certificate said that she died from septic shock besides suffering two cardiac arrests. Rosangela's funeral was held the next day in Senhora Santana cemetery in the northeast of Brazil. However, the woman's relatives claim that after she was declared to be dead, her body still seemed to be warm when it was handed over to them. Rosangela's grave was dug up after some people living near the cemetery alleged that they heard screams coming from the grave, according to Brazilian news site G1 reports quoted in the Independent. A video of the entire incident where the woman's coffin is taken out is doing rounds on the internet. Moreover, her family has also claimed to notice that the nails in the coffin had loosened and there were bruises on Rosangela's hands and forehead as if she had struggled to try to come out of the coffin. Natalina Silva, the family's neighbour was quoted as saying in G1 that she heard moans coming from the cemetery and rubbished it assuming it was some kind of prank by children. Hospital de Oeste, which declared Rosangela dead, has since come under the scanner and police have initiated investigation into the matter. However, it is reported that the cries of the woman buried in the grave may be possibly be rumours. And police stated that those involved in digging up the grave will be dealt with as it is a crime to do so.