A 95-year-old Chinese woman terrified her village by climbing out of her coffin after being ‘dead’ for six days.
Li Xiufeng was found motionless and not breathing in bed by her neighbour more than a fortnight after tripping and suffering a head injury at her home in China’s Guangxi Province.
When he failed to wake her up, Chen Qingwang assumed the frail grandmother had passed away in her sleep, at her home in the village of Liulou, in Beiliu.
Recounting his daily visit to bring the elderly lady breakfast, Mr Qingwang said: “She didn’t get up, so I came up to wake her up.
“No matter how hard I pushed her and called her name, she had no reactions.
“I felt something was wrong, so I tried her breath, and she had gone.”
The ‘dead’ woman was laid in her coffin on February 19, with a planned burial for February 24.
The day before the funeral, Mr Qingwang arrived at his neighbour’s house to find the coffin empty and the corpse gone.
After searching for the missing body, the villagers were stunned to find Mrs Xiufeng sitting on a stool in her kitchen cooking.
A county hospital reportedly believes Mrs Xiufeng suffered an artificial death, during which the person has no breath but the body remains warm.
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