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Brazilian baby saved from being buried alive loses fight for life

A Brazilian baby who was saved from being buried alive when she began to cry at a funeral home, has died in hospital.

The child's 14-year-old mother was seven months pregnant when she gave birth to the girl on Tuesday at the Santa Casa de Misericordia hospital in the nearby city of Araxa, according to a police statement.



It said the hospital reported that the baby died moments after being born and her body was sent to a funeral home. As the undertaker was preparing it for burial, the girl started crying.



The baby was rushed back to the hospital and was then transferred to a neonatal intensive care unit at the Hospital das Clinicas in the city of Uberaba.



"She died of multiple organ failure caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood," said Joao Paulo Vicente, a spokesman for the Hospital das Clinicas, speaking by telephone.



Neither police nor the hospitals released the names of the mother or child.

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