July 26, 2011

South African Man "Returns from the Dead" in Morgue Fridge

21 hours after a man apparently died of an asthma attack, he awoke in the morgue's fridge and gave the morgue staff the scare of their lives. Either someone done goofed, or the zombie uprising begins in Johannesburg.

This story comes to us from Nastasya Tay of The Associated Press who reports:
Health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said Monday that the man awoke Sunday afternoon, 21 hours after his family called in an undertaker who sent him to the morgue after an asthma attack.

Morgue owner Ayanda Maqolo said he sent his driver to collect the body shortly after the family reported the death. Maqolo said he thought the man was around 80 years old.

"When he got there, the driver examined the body, checked his pulse, looked for a heartbeat, but there was nothing," Maqolo told the Associated Press.
If this becomes a trend, morgues should start charging room and board
Sounds to me like the premise for a movie about voodoo.

And you know that when the man "returned from the dead," the morgue owner had to be replaying in his head every zombie movie he had ever seen.
After police arrived, the group entered the morgue together.

"I was glad they had their firearms, in case something wanted to fight with us," Maqolo said.
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