A 95-year-old Chinese woman terrified her village by climbing out of her coffin after being "dead" for six days. 

In 2012, Li Xiufeng who was then 95 was declared dead by her villagers after several attempts to wake her failed. She was laid in her coffin on 19th February 2012 two days after she was pronounced dead.

As part of their tradition, the coffin was left open in her house for friends and family to pay their final respects. All her belongings were also burnt as part of the tradition. The proposed date for the burial was on the 24th of the same month.

A day before the burial the relatives were terrified when they discovered her body was no longer in the coffin. They searched and found her cooking in the kitchen. When she was found she said: "I slept for a long time. After waking up, I felt so hungry and wanted to cook something to eat. I pushed the lid for a long time to climb out."

Doctor's said Mrs Xiufeng had suffered an "artificial death", when a person has no breath, but their body remains warm.