Man taken for dead wakes up in morgue

July 26th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 26 (IANS) A man who was thought to have died woke up in a morgue fridge, giving a fright to the mortuary staff, it was reported here.

The 50-year-old man had suffered a severe asthma attack and he then spent 21 hours on a corpse trolley.

The Sun reported that the man woke up and began to scream, causing the mortuary staff in Libode, South Africa, to flee as they thought he was a ghost.

“At first the men ran for their lives.”

“We need to get the message across to all South Africans that it is very wrong for them to conclude on their own that a person has died,” an official was quoted as saying.

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