A dead boy wakes up, asks father for water

A dead boy wakes up, asks father for water

A two-year-old dead boy woke up before his funeral, then lay back down, lifeless, after drinking a glass of water on Friday in Brazil.

Kelvin Santos died from pneumonia and respiratory failure at 7pm (7am Singapore time) on Friday in Aberlardo Santos Hospital. The following day, he reportedly sat up in his coffin during his wake, and asked his father for water. After drinking the water, he then lay back down and did not wake up again.

Mr Antonio Santos, the boy's father, brought his child's body to a hospital in Belem, northern Brazil, but doctors could not find out what happened and said the child was indeed dead. According to the father, he held his son during the wake and then, the boy woke up and asked for water.

'Everybody started to scream. We thought a miracle had taken place and our boy had come back to life,' said Mr Santos.

Mr Santos called for a police investigation into his son's death, certain that the incident is proof of medical malpractice. The police are now investigating.

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