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Elderly woman wakes up in a morgue... gets home and asks for a hot cup of tea

The 91-year-old had been declared dead 11 hours earlier.

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A 91-YEAR-OLD Polish woman surprised morgue workers when she started moving – 11 hours after being declared dead at home.

Janina Kolkiewicz woke up inside a body bag in a cold chamber at the morgue in eastern Poland last Thursday, according to the TVP public broadcaster.

“I was sure she was dead,” doctor Wieslawa Czyz told TVP.

“I’m stunned, I don’t understand what happened. Her heart had stopped beating, she was no longer breathing,” she said.

“My aunt has no inkling of what happened since she has late-stage dementia,” Bogumila Kolkiewicz, the woman’s niece, told a local newspaper.

“Once we got her home, she said she was freezing and asked for a hot cup of tea.”

Police have opened an investigation into the incident.

- © AFP 2014

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