Father finds his baby alive after opening his coffin

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An infant declared dead by doctors at a hospital in Paraguay was found to be alive hours later when he was taken home for a wake.

Jose Alvarenga says he discovered his son was still breathing inside a tiny box in which he had been placed.

The father rushed back to the hospital where his partner was receiving treatment, and nurses placed the infant in an incubator.

He is now reported to be in a stable condition.

The baby was pronounced dead shortly after being born prematurely, weighing only 500 grams (17.6 ounces).

The hospital has said it will carry out an investigation into the incident.