Man buried alive, discovered by cemetery visitor

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This man in Brazil was pulled from a grave alive after a woman saw his hand surging through the ground. (Via Daily Mirror)

The woman, who has not been named, said she was visiting a late family member’s grave about a week ago in Sao Paulo when she heard a noise. She then saw the ground moving before a hand came up through the ground, followed by a head.

She told the Daily Mail, "I was terrified to see a man, who I thought was dead, trying to get out of the grave." She first ran away screaming — well, who could blame her. Then called police who reportedly didn't believe her at first and asked if she was trying to pull a prank on them.

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She then turned to cemetery officials for help in convincing the police that what she just witnessed was actually real. (Via YouTube / cnnnews2402)

Police believe the man is a former city hall worker and ended up in the grave after getting into a fight in another location. It’s possible his attackers took him to the cemetery while he was passed out after a brutal beating — and buried him alive.


The man is now recovering in a local hospital, where a source said he is 'coming back to life.' He is also set to undergo psychological testing once he is well enough.

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