A ‘dead’ woman has horrified her family after suddenly waking up on the way to her funeral.

Chataporn Sriphonla, aged 49, died while she was being transported from a hospital to her home in the Udon Thani province, Thailand, on Thursday (29 June).

She was travelling to the Ban Dung district inside a van when paramedics believed she had stopped breathing and appeared to have passed away.

They purchased a casket and coordinated with temple staff for the ceremonies.

However, the next series of events totally stunned the family when they found out the supposedly ‘dead’ woman suddenly gasped awake and opened her eyes in the vehicle.

Albeit understandably shocked by Chataporn’s miraculous revival, her mother Mali once again did the rounds of calling the family.

Only this time – to inform them that their relative was actually alive.

Believe it or not – this is not the first time something like this has happened.