A South African man, whose name was not revealed, is recovering at home after a traumatic and bizarre experience in the local morgue of Eastern Cape.
After suffering an asthma attack, he was declared dead by his relatives and given over to the care of the morgue owner, who checked the body for pulse and heartbeat and claimed to find nothing. The ‘corpse’ was then zipped in a bag and transported by trolley to be put in the morgue freezer until the next day.
After a 21-hour slumber, the man woke up freezing and began screaming for help. At first the staff working in the morgue thought that it was some kind of ghost. Eventually, after they called the police, one undertaker pulled the man out of the morgue fridge. The man asked in amazement how he got there. He was dehydrated and had hypothermia, and he was transported to the local hospital for treatment.
Eastern Cape health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo revealed information about this horrible incident in a bid to convince South Africans to seek medical confirmation of a death, so as to avoid this ordeal being repeated in the future. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to tell if there was a less fortunate outcome for any people who may have previously found themselves in such a terrifying situation.