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‘Dead’ Brazilian man wakes up in body bag

‘Dead’ Brazilian man wakes up in body bag

SALVADOR (BDCi) – A man in Brazil is alive after being declared dead and put into a body bag.

Two hours after doctors announced that 54-year-old Valdelucio de Oliveira Gonçalves had died from two heart attacks, his family members saw the body bag begin to move while at the mortuary.

Gonçalves had been tied up and his nose and ears filled with cotton wool and his family rushed to get staff members to free him.

A coffin had already been purchased and a down payment had been made for the funeral.

An inquiry into the bizarre mistake has been opened by the Menandro de Farias Hospital in Salvador, Bahia, where Gonçalves had been pronounced dead.