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Cemetery worker claims woman screamed from coffin after being ‘buried alive’

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PERAIA, Greece — People near a cemetery in Greece said they heard screaming and banging from inside the coffin of a 45-year-old woman who was buried just an hour earlier.

After the woman’s relatives left her funeral, nearby residents and a cemetery worker heard a woman’s voice shouting for help, according to a report by BBC News. They called police and then started digging up the fresh grave, but by the time they unearthed her coffin, the woman was found dead.

Police are now investigating claims that doctors, who had been treating the woman for cancer, wrongly declared her dead and that she suffocated to death while underground.

Some are skeptical, and a doctor who was at the scene in the town of Peraia, south of Thssaloniki, and examined the woman’s body said the woman had been dead for hours.

“I just don’t believe it. We did several tests including one for heart failure on the body,” Dr. Chrissi Matsikoudi told the Greek television channel MEGA.

According to reports, the woman’s family is considering filing a complaint against the doctors who treated the woman for cancer.

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6 comments

  • Demi

    So.. Unless her funeral was done straight after being declared dead at the hospital, no autopsy no nothing , this makes 0 sense.. Funerals are usually 7-14 days after an autopsy .. Then there’s the service after being embalmed & stored in a freezer.. Think about it

  • steel shirt

    . Im Greek Orthodox, no way could this happen. The night before the funeral we have a service that last’s about one hour. The day of the funeral is sooo long. If that lady was in a coffin somebody would of seen something. In small town’s and village’s most all the people come, Before the coffin is closed everyone hug’s, talks too, the people left behind. Those people go to the coffin to say the last word’s. Depending on the size of the funeral this could take hour’s. Before the priest closes the coffin he give’s one more blessing for the soul. I won’t go to detail on that. I just can’t see this type of thing going on.

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