Girl, 3, Who 'Woke Up' At Her Funeral Dies

A three-year-old girl who apparently woke up during her own funeral has now died, according to reports in the Philippines.

The girl was declared clinically dead by medical personnel in Zamboanga del Sur on the island of Mindanao on Friday.

But during the funeral service on Saturday she apparently began moving her head before her family took her out of her coffin.

Senior Inspector Heidil Teelan, police chief in Aurora, told The Philippine Star the girl had been suffering from a severe fever when she was taken to a medical clinic.

He told the newspaper: "During that time, the attending clinic personnel and physician confirmed that the young patient had no more pulse and was clinically dead last Saturday morning about 9am."

He added that after the little girl reportedly moved her head, family members discovered she had a pulse and immediately gave her water before going for medical help.

Doctors were unable to save the girl and she died in hospital on Monday, according to reports.

Dr Mary Silyne Asor-Cabahug, municipal health officer for Aurora, reportedly used a cardiac monitor to assess her condition, but found "no signs of life".