Woman Wakes up After Spending 11 Hours in a Morgue Fridge

By Gary Cutlack on at

A polish woman suffered the nightmare of waking up to find herself in a morgue, after she was wrongly diagnosed to have been suffering with a case of the death.

91-year-old Janina Kolkiewicz was declared dead by her family doctor, who subsequently explained: "I was sure she was dead. I'm stunned, I don't understand what happened. Her heart had stopped beating, she was no longer breathing."

Except she wasn't, as mortuary staff noticed movement in her body bag -- a pretty enormous nightmare in itself -- and the police were called. Kolkiewicz is currently alive and warming up, and unaware of her brush with death due to suffering from dementia. [BBC]

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