Sixteen-year-old Neysi Perez was buried after doctors pronounced she was dead but her family insisted she was buried alive.

WARNING:  This story is not for the faint of heart.  The Telegraph reports a teenage girl from Honduras had mistakenly been buried alive and apparently woke up in her coffin, only to die before she was freed.  16-year-old Perez fell unconscious when she heard a burst of gunfire near her home and doctors said the severe panic attack stopped her heart.  They said that it could have been a cataplexy attack, which is an abrupt loss of voluntary muscle function triggered by extreme stress.

She was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead by doctors three hours later. Footage shows frantic relatives smashing into the concrete tomb after they said they heard her screaming from inside. She had been buried the previous day.  When they opened the coffin, Perez was dead but, according to relatives, she was still warm and had bruises on her fingertips. The glass viewing pane on her coffin had been smashed.

"As I put my hand on her grave, I could hear noises inside," her husband, Rudy Gonzales told Primer Impacto TV news"I heard banging, then I heard her voice. She was screaming for help."

Maria Gutierrez, Perez’s mother, believed her daughter was buried alive, and blamed doctors for being too quick in signing a death certificate.  Perez was later reburied in her original grave.