This horrifying footage captures the moment the coffin of a pregnant 16-year-old was prised open by mourners after the girl’s boyfriend claimed to hear screams from beyond the grave.
The family of a Honduran teenager broke into her tomb with a mallet after her boyfriend reported unusual sounds from inside.
Neysi Perez had been declared dead after she suffered a heart attack upon hearing gunfire near her home in the town of La Entrada, in western Honduras.
But after her friends and family buried her, the tragic girl’s boyfriend Rudy David Gonzales insisted he could hear noises coming from her tomb.
The alarmed boyfriend quickly beckoned over cemetery worker Jesus Villanueva, who said he could also hear the noises.
Mr Villanueva told local TV station Primer Impacto: “I heard screams, but I wasn’t sure if they were coming from the tomb or elsewhere.”
The shaken pair arranged for the concrete tomb to be smashed open with a sledgehammer.
The girl’s relatives hurried around to pull the coffin out of the tomb and prise off the lid, before fanning and massaging the girl’s body in a desperate bid to revive her.
Neysi’s sister Gladys Gutierrez said: “I moved her, she spilled water with blood, she didn’t have bad odour, she had normal body temperature.”
The girl’s body was rushed to hospital but doctors could not bring her back to life and confirmed that she was dead.
The doctors also suggested the noises may have been a figment of the grieving boyfriend’s imagination.
But they could not explain why the girl’s knuckles were scratched and a glass panel at the top of the coffin was broken when it was pulled out of the tomb, leading mourners to believe Neysi had attempted to break through it.
Local media has suggested that Neysi may have suffered a cataplexy attack – an severe form of panic attack brought on by extreme stress, which leads to muscle paralysis and a temporary loss of heart beat.
Neysi was buried once again in her original grave.