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She ended up being reburied in the same tomb she was first laid to rest earlier.


A girl who was apparently buried alive in Honduras has died after her family tried to save her when they heard screams coming from her tomb.

This footage shows 16-year-old Nelsy Perez’s family breaking into her tomb a day after her funeral. Her husband, Rudy Gonzalez, heard banging coming from inside. (Video via Primer Impacto)

Gonzalez told the press: “She was screaming for help. I couldn’t believe it. I was ecstatic, full of hope.”

The story has been picked up worldwide, and it’s clear why: The fear of being buried alive, or taphephobia, is pretty common.



Article Courtesy of the E.W. Scripps Company and Newsy

Picture Courtesy of Getty Images

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