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Man mistakenly declared dead and placed in mortuary freezer is found alive after 7 hours

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Man mistakenly declared dead and placed in mortuary freezer is found alive after 7 hours

A 40-year-old man was found alive after being wrongly declared dead by doctors.

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Sreekesh Kumar was critically injured by a speeding motorcycle, was mistakenly declared dead, and was stored in a mortuary freezer for seven hours.

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Medical staff were stunned when he showed signs of life as police arrived to identify the body and arrange an autopsy with his relatives.

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The electrician’s family rushed him to hospital on Thursday, Nov. 18, after he was involved in an accident in the Indian city of Morabadad, Uttar Pradesh.

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Man mistakenly declared dead and placed in mortuary freezer is found alive after 7 hours

 

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He was declared dead shortly after arriving, but when police visited the following morning, relatives noticed signs of movement and alerted doctors.

 

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Recording the discovery, Mr Kuma’s sister-in-law Madhu Bala shouted: “He’s not dead, in fact far from it. How did this happen? Look, he wants to say something, he is breathing.”

 

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Moradabad’s chief medical superintendent, Dr Shiv Singh, described the incident as the “rarest of rare cases”.

 

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Dr Shiv Singh told the Times of India: “The emergency medical officer had seen the patient at around 3am and there was no heartbeat. He told me he had examined the man multiple times.

 

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“Therefore he was declared dead. In the morning, a police team and his family found him alive.”

 

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Rajendra Kumar, the hospital’s medical superintendent described the situation as “nothing short of a miracle.”

 

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Man mistakenly declared dead and placed in mortuary freezer is found alive after 7 hours

 

After the shocking discovery, Mr Kumar was taken back to hospital and was put on a ventilator as he remained in a coma.

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Unfortunately, he eventually died on Tuesday, Nov. 23, as doctors were reportedly unable to operate on him because of a bleeding disorder.

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Mr Kumar’s family said he had a clot in his brain and have since vowed to take legal action against all those responsible for his death.

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Dr Singh said the district’s health department is now investigating the matter.

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