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Brazil baby thought to be dead cries before burial

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 23:55

Sao Paulo: Brazilian police say a newborn
girl was saved from being buried alive when she started crying
at a funeral home where she had been taken after doctors
declared her dead.

A police statement says that the 14-year-old mother
was seven months pregnant when she gave birth yesterday at the
Santa Casa de Misericordia hospital in the city of Araxa.

Police say the hospital reported that the baby died
moments after being born. The body was sent to a funeral home
and as the undertaker was preparing it for burial, the girl
started crying.

The baby was rushed back to the hospital and placed in
an intensive care unit.

The hospital confirms the incident but gives no
details. Neither police nor the hospital released names of the
mother or child.


First Published: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 23:55

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