The Technical term for being buried alive is termed premature burial.
Premature burial, often called live burial, burial alive, or vivisepulture, refers to the act of burying someone while they are still alive.
Animals or humans may be buried alive unintentionally as a means of torture, murder, or execution, or purposely as a form of torture, murder, or execution. It can sometimes happen with the victim’s cooperation as part of a stunt with the goal of escaping.
One of the most common phobias is the fear of being buried alive.
Asphyxiation, dehydration, malnutrition, or (in cold regions) hypothermia can all cause death if a person is buried too soon. Burial has been used as a very cruel method of execution (as in the cases of Vestal Virgins who violated the oath of celibacy), lasting long enough for the victim to comprehend and imagine every stage of what is happening (being trapped in total darkness with very limited or no movement) and to experience great psychological and physical torment, including extreme panic. Taphophobia is the medical name for the dread of being buried alive.
Dead woman bangs on coffin
In Peru, a woman’s burial was disrupted when she began hammering on the coffin lid, indicating that she was still alive.
In a surprising turn of events, shocked relatives carrying Rosa Isabel Cespede Callaca’s casket opened it to find their cousin with her eyes wide and staring at them.
Rosa and the casket were transported in the back of a pickup truck to the adjacent Referential Hospital Ferrenafe, where she was swiftly connected to a life support equipment.
Sheepish doctors confirmed she had vital signs – albeit very low ones – and that her condition improved significantly once she was put on life support, offering hope that a miracle was on the way.
Rosa’s condition, however, quickly deteriorated, and she died a few hours later.
‘[She] opened her eyes and was sweating,’ said cemetery caretaker Juan Segundo Cajo. I went to my workplace right away and dialed 911.’ A squad of cops is seen bringing the coffin past a crowd to a pickup truck in a video taken shortly after the incredible discovery. The video then turns to a group of medics standing over an open casket with Rosa lying at their feet, unconscious.
Rosa was involved in a catastrophic automobile accident on a road in the Chiclayo-Picsi region, which killed her brother-in-law and left her nephews seriously injured.
After the crash, she was also pronounced dead, and her relatives planned a burial for her on April 26 in Lambayque.
Rosa’s family was understandably outraged that she had been proclaimed dead and taken to the morgue for a funeral ‘in the first place.’