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While visiting a deceased family member at the cemetery in the Ferraz de Vasconcelos area of Sao Paulo, Brazil, an unnamed woman was shocked to see a hand emerge from a graveyard.

After being startled by noises coming from a nearby grave and seeing dirt moving around the site, the woman spotted a man trying to pull himself from a grave.

The unidentified woman later told officials, “I was terrified to see a man who I thought was dead, trying to get out of the grave."

The man was later rescued after the woman notified authorities. Here’s a video of the rescue team as they removed the partially buried man from the grave he’d already begun digging himself out of.

Authorities are unsure about the exact details of his burial but it’s believed the man was involved in a fight, and after being badly beaten was taken to the cemetery where he was buried alive.

-Faiza Mallick (@MsFaiza)

Sources: huffingtonpost.com, guardianlv.com

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