A man who was found buried alive in a Brazilian cemetery has been freed after a passer-by reportedly saw the earth moving and heard calls for help.
Brazil’s Record TV said the discovery was made by a woman visiting a relative’s grave in the Ferraz de Vasconcelos area of Sao Paulo.
Video footage shows emergency services scraping dirt from the man’s body, who was was still buried up to the chest, before hauling him out of the grave.
Record TV said he has suffered from psychiatric problems, according to his nephew.
How the man ended up buried is unclear, but one theory is that he may have been attacked and dumped in the grave.
Sao Paulo State Health Service confirmed the man had been admitted to hospital and saw a doctor and psychiatrist.
It said his injuries were relatively minor and he was released from hospital the same day.
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