This is the dramatic moment a man who had been thrown down a tomb and left to die was discovered ALIVE by a grieving family.
The man, only known by his initials VSFM, had apparently been attacked and thrown down the tomb in Caju Cemetery in Brazil.
He was discovered when relatives of a person buried close by went to pray beside the grave – and found bloodstains on the edge of the cover.
Firemen who rushed to the scene opened up the tomb to find the 33-year-old alive but severely injured.
The man had visible wounds on his body and he was taken to the nearby Ferreira Machado Hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.
Local police have confirmed they are carrying out an attempted murder investigation and are searching for suspects.