A woman is believed to have been buried alive by mistake and lay conscious inside her coffin for eleven days while trying to fight her way out.
Screams were heard from the grave of Rosangela Almeida dos Santos, 37, and when her body was exhumed they found blood inside the coffin and injuries to her wrists consistent with a desperate struggle to break out.
The wooden casket had been nailed shut and buried inside a stone tomb but when her family smashed it open last Friday they found her warm, injured body was already lifeless.
A video has emerged showing the commotion in the Senhora Santana cemetery in Riachao das Neves, northeast Brazil, as local men took out the heavy coffin and removed the lid.
Some people ask to call an ambulance as others touch the woman's feet and comment on how warm she feels.
The woman was declared dead by a hospital on January 28 and was buried the next day.