Woman declared dead in auto crash is found alive in morgue fridge

Frederick Owens
July 4, 2018

The woman was in a serious vehicle accident in South Africa's Gauteng province and taken to Carletonville morgue after ambulance company Distress Alert said there was "no form of life".

Paramedics in Gauteng Province, South Africa, recorded that the victim had died in the road accident that also killed two others on June 24 and that equipment had shown "no form of life", according to TimesLive.

An official confirmed to the BBC the woman is now being treated in a hospital east of Johannesburg after being referred by forensics officers.

Mr Bradnick told AFP paramedics did "all the right checks".

"We made certain. Our job is to save lives, we're not in the business of declaring living people dead".

"When he pulled out the woman's body‚ he saw that she was breathing".

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Next to the nightmare of being buried alive, the idea of sleeping in a mortuary fridge surrounded by cold bluish corpses is probably one of the worst things many people can imagine. "The injuries, especially to her head, were so bad you could not work out her age or size", said Bradnick.

Gauteng Forensic Pathology Services CEO Dr Paul Morule said on Tuesday that police called them to collect the dead bodies at the scene of the crash.

The woman, who hasn't been named, was pronounced dead by Distress Alert ambulance service in a auto accident that killed two others.

The health department is now investigating.

It is alleged that an investigation is underway, and the woman is busy recovering in a local hospital, News24 reports. Seven years ago, a 50-year-old man woke up screaming after spending almost 24 hours in an Eastern Cape morgue.

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