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'Dead' Baby Cries Before Burial

Startled undertaker was prepping newborn for her funeral
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2011 12:48 PM CDT
Updated Aug 3, 2011 2:07 PM CDT

(Newser) – It was almost a miracle: A Brazilian baby believed to be dead started crying at the funeral home where an undertaker was about to prepare her for burial, reports the AP. Cops say doctors declared the infant dead yesterday, moments after her 14-year-old mother gave birth to her two months early. The newborn was quickly taken back to the hospital and placed in intensive care, but died today "of multiple organ failure caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood," says a hospital rep. (Read more Brazil stories.)

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