VIDEO: Girl (3) wakes in coffin before her funeral

The toddler is lifted from the coffin
The toddler is lifted from the coffin

A video posted online shows the moment a three-year-old girl woke up in a coffin during preparations for her own funeral.

The footage shows the commotion on Sunday when her family realise she was alive, despite being declared dead in a Philippines hospital the day before.

According to reports, one of the girl’s neighbours removed the lid of her coffin to arrange the body noticed the girl’s head move.

She was quickly lifted out of the coffin and appeared weak but breathing.

Then she was carried out of the church in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur, in the Philippines.

Local police chief Inspector Heidil Teelan told the Philippines Star that the girl had been suffering from a severe fever for days and was taken into hospital on Friday.

He explained: “The attending clinic personnel and physician confirmed that the young patient had no more pulse and was clinically dead last Saturday morning about 9am.”

“We really cannot make confirmation on the status of the girl but based on the observation of the police personnel I deployed it appeared the girl remained in a state of comatose in their house."

The youngster was discharged to return home after being checked over at hospital and nurses have been sent to the family home to monitor her treatment.