Baby Who Revived in Coffin Dies

Premature Mexican girl woke during her own wake
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 7, 2010 7:34 AM CDT
A premature baby girl in an incubator at a hospital in Pachuca, Mexico, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2010. The baby was declared dead by doctors Monday in Tulancingo, but revived in her coffin during her wake.   (Organizacion Editorial Mexicana)

(Newser) – Authorities in central Mexico say a newborn baby girl who was declared dead but later revived inside her coffin has died. Hidalgo state attorney general Jose Rodriguez says the baby died of asphyxia, three days after being declared dead the first time by a doctor in the town of Tulancingo. The baby was born prematurely on Monday.

Rodriguez said Thursday that during the wake the baby's parents heard a strange noise coming out of her little coffin and when they opened it found the baby crying. He said the baby was in stable condition in a hospital. But yesterday Rodriguez told a press conference the baby had died Thursday night. The doctor who declared the baby dead the first time is under investigation. (Read more premature baby stories.)

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