A Chilean woman was horrified when she received a box through the post with a human brain inside it.

Susana Erana from Santiago, who works as a pharmacist, told Las Ultimas Noticias: "I was waiting for some mushrooms that I was going to test, now you imagine my horror when I opened it!"

Mrs Erana called the police and after some investigation they found out that the brain belonged to the morgue of the town of Curico.

Police spokesperson said: "They meant to send it to the morgue in Santiago but something went wrong."

Mrs Erana said she is still recovering from the scare and is thinking of suing Curico's morgue.