'Dead' Woman Found Alive Inside A Morgue Fridge In South Africa

Body in a morgue

The unnamed woman was discovered breathing by a morgue worker who was reportedly writing a report and checking on the body, according to TimesLive, a South African news site.

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

Ambulance company Distress Alert said she had shown "no form of life", South Africa's TimesLive website reports.

He said that staff had followed protocols when checking for life‚ which included looking for signs of a pulse and whether she was breathing.

The woman was transferred to a Johannesburg-area hospital.

A South African woman who paramedics had declared dead after a horrific auto crash was later found alive in a mortuary fridge, emergency services said on Monday.

The manager of the ambulance company told the Times Live that the incident wasn't a fault of the paramedics being improperly trained and that there was "no proof of any negligence" on the company's part.

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Until Verthongen's goal, Belgium had failed to demonstrate the mental resilience demanded by this sort of match at a World Cup. Their fortunes changed after that as Vertonghen scored a looping header to get them back into the game.

"The crew is absolutely devastated - we're not in the business of declaring living people dead, we're in the business of keeping people alive".

"As a family we won't talk about this unless the police, paramedics and the mortuary officials who were involved are present", the man said.

A family member told the BBC they were in shock.

"That's all we want [answers] and we don't have any clarity now", one family member told the BBC.

It is also not the first time this has happened in South Africa. "They had already covered the bodies of the dead", he said.

This is really shocking stuff and we just hope that something will be done to make sure this doesn't happen again.

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