Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Elderly Woman Almost Buried Alive
A death certificate was issued Dec. 22 for Dona Maria das Dores da Conceicao, claiming high blood pressure and clogged arteries as the cause, and a funeral was planned.
From there, she was due to be taken to a cemetery, before workers preparing her for burial at a funeral parlor in the eastern city of Ipatinga noticed signs of life.
She was returned to the hospital in Jaipur, still in the coffin, where doctors confirmed she was not dead. But efforts to keep her alive failed, and Friday she passed away, definitively, from heart failure.
Officers were investigating a potential medical error in the case.