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'Dead' boy sits up in coffin

world Updated: Jun 07, 2012 23:52 IST

A two-year-old Brazilian boy, who was declared dead, sat up in his coffin and asked for water before laying back down again lifeless.

According to Website ORM, Kelvin Santos stopped breathing during treatment for pneumonia at a hospital in Belem, northern Brazil.

The boy was declared dead on Friday and his body was handed over to his family. The child’s devastated family took him home where the body was laid in an open coffin.

But just an hour before his funeral, the boy apparently sat up in his coffin and said asked his father for water before falling dead again.

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