A Mexican baby that had been pronounced dead was discovered to be still breathing — just hours before she was scheduled to be buried.

Dafne Marisol Hernandez, 17, was preparing to say farewell to her daughter, who died not long after her premature birth this week.

To Hernandez’s surprise, she could hear noises coming from inside the coffin. When she opened it up, she saw that her baby was alive — and crying.

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The infant was pronounced dead soon after her birth, but she was heard crying in her tiny coffin.

“That was when we realized she was alive,” Hernandez told the Reforma news agency. “There were movements and noises from inside the box where she had placed to be buried.”

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