The Star (Jamaica)

Woman dies after her burial was halted


Awoman’s funeral was interrupte­d after it turned out that she was alive.

Rosa Isabel Cespede Callaca was being laid to rest in Peru last week when she started banging on the lid of her coffin. Stunned relatives opened it and found her alive with her eyes open.

Callaca was quickly transferre­d to hospital and put on a life-support machine, but her condition soon deteriorat­ed and she passed away a few hours later.

Cemetery caretaker Juan

Segundo Cajo said: “[She] opened her eyes and was sweating. I immediatel­y went to my office and called the police.”

Callaca was presumed dead after being involved in a serious car crash last month, and her outraged relatives now want to know why the mistake was made.

An unnamed aunt said:

“We want to know why my niece reacted yesterday, when we were taking her to be buried.

“We have the videos in which she pushes and touches the coffin.”

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