Monday, June 27, 2011
Check Pulse Before Sealing Casket
Woman Awakens Then Dies At Her Own Funeral: Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov Dead At 49
6/24/11 Kazan, Russia
A woman reportedly died from the shock of coming to life at her own funeral.
Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, 49, was wrongly declared dead by doctors, but she actually died after hearing people praying for her soul in Kazan, Russia, according to the Daily Mail.
She was taken back to a hospital where she was declared dead, this time for good.
"Her eyes fluttered and we immediately rushed her back to the hospital but she only lived for another 12 minutes," her husband, Fagili Mukhametzyanov, said, according to the Daily News.
Mukhametzyanov said he plans to sue the hospital, which says it is conducting an investigation of the incident.
Her final cause of death was heart failure, according to reports. Her "first death" was also heart-related, a suspected heart attack.
It was suggested by onlookers that her death was caused by her inability to learn how to spell her own last name.
This isn't the first time a funeral has taken an unexpected twist. In recent years, a man showed up alive for his own funeral in Brazil.