A Brazilian mourner was shocked after a hand suddenly appeared to be moving in a grave by a man who was supposed to be dead. The woman was visiting a family tomb when she suddenly heard noises and noticed the soil moving around the plot.
To her horror, arms began waving about and she called emergency services to come and help the man who was buried alive at a cemetery in the suburb of Ferraz de Vasconcelos, Sao Paulo.
Workers quickly removed the dirt from around the man’s body and begin to slowly lift him out.
The man, whose face was partially uncovered, had the bottom half of his body completely buried in dirt.
“I was terrified to see a man, who I thought was dead, trying to get out of the grave,” the unidentified woman told MailOnline. “He had his head and hands out and was moving his arms around, trying to get out.”
In footage shown by Brazil’s Record TV, the man appears almost lifeless but an emergency worker discovered he was breathing.
The as yet unidentified man was taken hospital in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, but his condition remains unknown.
The director of the cemetery confirmed that he had been buried alive, and police are investigating if it was a mistake or he was a victim of crime.