Kenyan ‘corpse’ wakes up in Naivasha mortuary (BBC)
Paul Mutora was visited by relatives after being rescued from the morgue
Kenyan authorities have launched an investigation into how a man declared dead in a hospital woke up alive in its mortuary the next day. Shocked mortuary workers at Naivasha hospital ran away when the body stirred and was seen to be breathing. Paul Mutora, who had tried to kill himself by swallowing insecticide, was pronounced dead on Wednesday night.
The chief medic said the drug used to treat him slowed the heart beat, which may have led to the mistake.
“The mortuary attendant and a worker took to their heels screaming”
“This might have confused medical personnel, but the victim was saved before he could be embalmed,” Dr Joseph Mburu, the superintendent in charge of Naivasha District Hospital, was quoted by Kenya’s Standard newspaper as saying.