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Watch: Baby rescued after being buried alive 'for seven hours' in Brazil

  • Warning: Some viewers may find footage distressing

Brazilian police say a newborn girl miraculously survived after being buried alive for seven hours in the central state of Mato Grosso.

The Mato Grosso state police department claim that a 15-year-old gave birth earlier in the week, but believed the baby had died and buried her in the backyard of the indigenous family's house.

According to information on the police website, the baby was rescued on June 5th.

The police received an anonymous tip and dug up the baby, who was hospitalised and said to be in stable condition.

The baby's grandmother and great-grandmother have been taken into custody pending an investigation.

Police questioned the 15-year-old mother and released her after a few hours.