A South African woman is recovering in hospital after being discovered alive in a mortuary fridge.The woman was taken to Carletonville morgue, in Gauteng province, having been declared dead by paramedics following a road accident.
But when a morgue worker returned to check on the body in the fridge, he found the woman was breathing.
An official has confirmed to the BBC the woman is now being treated in hospital after being referred by forensics officers. She has not been named.
An investigation into the incident is being carried out, but Distress Alert operations manager Gerrit Bradnick said there was “no proof of any negligence” on his company’s behalf.
“This did not happen because our paramedics are not properly trained,” he told TimesLive.
This is not the first time this year someone has woken up in a mortuary after being declared dead.