Rosangela Almeida dos Santos was rushed to Hospital do Oeste in Barreiras and was admitted for a week after she suffered a severe fatigue. She was pronounced dead officially by doctors on January 28 and was buried the next day.
Family of a 37-year-old woman, Rosangela Almeida dos Santos from Brazil who was pronounced dead by doctors and buried had to exhume the ‘corpse’ 11 days later, after residents near the cemetery heard her screaming and banging the coffin.
The woman, according to the Mirror, was pronounced dead officially by doctors on January 28 and was buried the next day.
Rosangela Almeida dos Santos was rushed to Hospital do Oeste in Barreiras and was admitted for a week after she suffered a severe fatigue.
Her coffin was tightly nailed and buried and the tomb cemented. However, on February 9, her coffin had to be exhumed following alarm raised by residents close to the the Senhora Santana cemetery in Riachao das Neves, northeast Brazil.
Reports say when the coffin was opened, family members noticed scratch and blood marks inside the coffin, her body was warm and the lid was found to have been pushed upwards.
While the family was desperately digging out the coffin to retrieve their relative, an unidentified person filmed the development.
Natalina Silva, one of the residents close to the cemetery told Brazilian news network G1 that “I thought the kids who play around the cemetery were playing a joke on me. Then I heard her groan twice and after those two groans she stopped.”
Another resident, Ana Francisco Dias is also quoted as saying “There were more than 500 people who came here and packed the cemetery, everybody went to see, lots of people touched her foot and everybody saw that she was still warm. She wasn't cold.”
Isamara Almeida, sister of Rosangela Almeida dos Santos said “We don't want to accuse any doctor, we don't want to cause any problems, but we witnessed that situation, there's just no way a person can be buried for 11 days and still be warm.”
Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing into the entire drama, as Lead investigator, Police chief Arnaldo Monte released a statement saying,
“We have today started to take statements from family members and other people.
“If need be we will exhume Ms Santos' body again so we can get to the bottom of what really happened.”