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Dead 1-month-old baby wakes up minutes before being cremated

By Mason White 3:37 PM February 10, 2016
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a one-month-old baby who was declared dead, was found crying minutes before being cremated, police in China said.

Zhejiang police said that investigators want to know why staff at the Pan’an People’s Hospital, did not confirm the death declaration given by Dr. Chen Shuanghua.

The director of the hospital identified as Mr. Yang, said that the staff should have confirmed that the baby is dead before signing the death certificate.

According to the police investigation, the baby was born last month, two months premature. Despite the recommendations by doctors to leave the baby in an incubator for a month, his parents took him home early.

After two days at home, the baby got sick and was taken back to the hospital for emergency care. Doctors pronounced the boy dead around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday.

The baby was placed in the morgue, and spent 23 hours in a refrigerator at temperatures of 10 degrees. The next day, when he was removed from the refrigerator to be cremated, the baby began to cry.

The worker canceled the cremation and contacted the doctor and the parents. Dr. Chen said that although the baby is still alive, the chance of survival is very low.