Shocked visitors to a Greek cemetery were left horrified when they heard banging and muffled calls for help coming from the grave of a woman who just been buried.
Police said a cemetery worker and two people visitors heard a woman’s voice from inside the 49-year-old cancer patient’s grave on Thursday.
The sounds were reportedly heard by the passers-by shortly after the last relatives of the deceased had left her funeral in the northern town of Peraia.
They are believed to have dug up the grave to try to save her, but by the time they got her out of the ground she had suffocated inside the coffin, according to Greek media.
A doctor summoned to the cemetery pronounced her dead, but dismissed claims that she had revived and had called for help.