WARSAW - A 91-year-old Polish woman surprised morgue workers when she started moving, 11 hours after being declared dead at home, public television reported Thursday.
Janina Kolkiewicz woke up inside a body bag in a cold chamber at the morgue in eastern Poland last Thursday, according to the TVP public broadcaster.
"I was sure she was dead," doctor Wieslawa Czyz told TVP. "I'm stunned, I don't understand what happened. Her heart had stopped beating, she was no longer breathing," she said.
"My aunt has no inkling of what happened since she has late-stage dementia," Bogumila Kolkiewicz, the woman's niece, told a local newspaper.
"Once we got her home, she said she was freezing and asked for a hot cup of tea."
Police have opened an investigation into the incident.
The incident comes only days after a Ugandan man in Rakai district rose from the dead as his body was being transported to the burial site.
Zachariah Kasagga's 'resurrection' caused a stir as mourners fled and it was left to the brave ones to confirm that he was actually still alive.
But he died hours later after being hospitalized at Kalisizo Hospital.
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Woman, 91, rises from the dead at morgue