'Dead' toddler wakes up at her funeral

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:50 PM ET

Funeral-goers were shocked Sunday when a three-year-old Filipino girl pronounced dead a day earlier woke up in her coffin.

Video footage posted online shows the ceremony erupting into chaos as a man and a woman, identified by the Philippine Star as the tot's parents, pick her up out of the casket and wrap her in blankets.

Police Inspector Heidil Teelan told the paper he was not the proper authority to pronounce on a medical case but confirmed the parents said the girl had "severe fever" for days so they took her to a medical clinic on Friday, where she was pronounced dead early the next morning.

But at the funeral Sunday, a mourner arranging the coffin saw the girl's head move. Someone else checked her pulse and confirmed she was alive.

Teelan was unable to provide information on the toddler's condition Monday.


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