Man Almost Buried Alive After Doctors Pronounce Him Dead
There are few things more terrifying than the thought of being buried alive, but that is very nearly what happened to this bloke.
Twenty-year-old Mohammad Furqan, from Lucknow in India, was taken to a hospital after being involved in an accident on 21 June to be treated for his injuries. But days later, on 1 July, he was pronounced dead by medics.
His family began making funeral arrangements and the body was taken to his family home via an ambulance.
However, as the family were making plans for his burial, his brother Mohammad Irfan spotted some movement in the 'corpse'.
He told NDTV: "Devastated, we were preparing for the burial when some of us saw movement in his limbs. We immediately took Furqan to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital where the doctors said he was alive and have put him on ventilator support.
"We had paid Rs. 7 lakh (£80) to the private hospital earlier and when we told them that we had run out of money, they had declared Furqan dead on Monday."
The doctor now treating the man told the news outlet: "The patient is in critical condition but definitely not brain dead.
"He has a pulse, blood pressure and his reflexes are working. He has been put on ventilator support."
Dr Narendra Agarwal, Lucknow's chief medical officer, has said the incident will now be investigated.
As horrifying as this story is, it's not the first time someone who was very much alive has been declared dead.
Last year, a family from village of Tomarly in Kazakhstan, got the shock of their lives when their 'dead and buried' relative strolled up two months after his own funeral.
Aigali Supugaliev, 64, had been reported missing by his family in July last year.
Two months later, they were given the news that a badly decomposed body had been found and that a DNA test showed the likelihood of it being their missing relative was 99.92 percent, which is the highest percentage such a test can give.
Following the results, the family were issued with his death certificate and they set about making funeral preparations.
Fast-forward a couple of months and who should rock up to the village like it's no big deal? Yup, Supugaliev himself.
His brother Esengali said: "When Aigali came home alive and healthy, my daughter Saule, seeing her 'dead' uncle, almost collapsed with a heart attack.
"The DNA analysis had confirmed this was my brother. We believed the results and conducted all the funeral and memorial rites.
"I spent so much money on it. But it is not even about the money. Who have we buried? Maybe his relatives are looking for this person."
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