Man wakes up in morgue fridge


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A South African man awoke to find himself in a morgue fridge – nearly a day after his family thought he was dead. Morgue owner Ayanda Maqolo said he sent a driver to collect the body after the family reported the death. "When he got there, the driver examined the body, checked his pulse, but there was nothing," Mr Maqolo told the Associated Press.

A day after staff put the body into a locked refrigerated compartment, morgue workers heard someone shouting for help. They thought it was a ghost, the morgue owner said.

The health department said the man was discharged by doctors who deemed him stable.

But Mr Maqolo said he is still trying to recover from the experience. "I couldn't sleep last night, I had nightmares," he said. "But today I'm much better."