Full Story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14275271
Well this is the sort of news story you just wait to hear about. I think you need to read it twice before you can believe what you’re reading. It’s the stuff of horror stories, and yet it makes me laugh.
The 50-year old man woke up after spending 24 hours lying in a morgue. Now sometimes you hear stories of people who have been medically declared dead, but subsequently wake up, but in this case it sounds more like the man was having a long sleep after a heavy night.
His family had found him unconscious, and immediately presumed he was dead, probably wasting no time in zipping him up in a spare body bag they had lying under the stairs, and dropping him off at the steps of the nearest morgue.
He then woke up the next day at 17:00, having had quite a lie in, ‘demanding to be let out’.
“Excuse me. I demand to be let out of here.”
The article makes out like this is an ongoing problem with South Africans, like they some how have this almost trigger-happy nature of shipping off sleeping people to the morgue. The official says “We need to [get] the message across to all South Africans that it is very wrong for them to conclude on their own that a person has died”.
Apparently he was treated in hospital for dehydration and “did not need further treatment”. The guy only needed a glass of water.