The girl was brought to a medical clinic in the Philippines on Friday. Doctors at the hospital in Zamboanga declared the girl ‘clinically dead.

The girl has woken up in a coffin during preparations for her own funeral in the Philippines. A video posted online captured the commotion when her family discovered she was alive, despite being declared dead in hospital the day before.

One of her parents’ neighbours reportedly removed the lid of her coffin to arrange the body on Sunday and noticed the girl’s head move.

But since the video has become an internet sensation it has been reported that the toddler has been confirmed as dead.

Police senior inspector Heidil Teelan said the girl had been suffering a severe fever for several days and was taken to a medical clinic.

He said: ‘During that time, the attending clinic personnel and physician confirmed that the young patient had no more pulse and was clinically dead last Saturday morning about 9am. “