An hour after a 45-year-old woman was buried, she was heard screaming and banging from her coffin prompting cemetery workers to race to her grave on Thursday, September 25, 2014.
The cemetery workers grabbed tools and anything they could lay their hands on to gig up the grave and save the woman who woke up to find herself buried alive in a coffin.
unfortunately, the woman died before she could be rescued from her grave in a cemetery in Greece.
The police are now probing the doctors who were treating her for cancer on why she was pronounced dead, when really she was still alive.
Her grieving family arranged her funeral at the graveyard in Peraia, a small town 16 miles south of Thessaloniki, Greece’s main city in the north.
Right after the funeral was concluded and the last relative left, residents and children playing around outside reported they heard a female shouting for help from inside the grave.
The residents quickly called the police and started digging to save the woman.
Tragically, the woman had suffocated inside her coffin before she was rescued
A doctor who was at the scene and examined the woman’s body, said she had been dead for hours and could not have been revived.
Dr Chrissi Matsikoudi told Greek TV channel MEGA: “I just don’t believe it. We did several tests including one for heart failure on the body.
He added: “It would have been impossible for someone in a state of rigor mortis to have been shouting and hitting the coffin like that.”
A coroner is expected to examine the body.
Meanwhile, relatives of the dead woman say they are considering filing a complaint against the doctors responsible for her treatment at the cancer clinic.