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Indian man declared dead after road accident found alive in hospital morgue

An Indian medic wraps a body in clean cloth ahead of a postmortem examination at a morgue. AFP

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An incredible story of an Indian man declared dead in road accident but found alive and breathing despite spending a night in the freezer of a hospital morgue has gone viral.

The incident shattered the relatives when they discovered he was dead, and then shocked them when they were told he was alive.

The incident happened in Moradabad, east of the capital New Delhi.

Srikesh Kumar was rushed to a clinic after a motorbike hit him.

Later, the authorities transported him to a private medical facility where the doctor declared him dead on arrival.

The staff then transported him to a government hospital for post-mortem.

People walk among traffic in a heavily congested road in Moradabad.

Rajendra Kumar, the hospital's medical superintendent said the emergency medical officer examined him.

He did not find any signs of life and hence declared him dead.

Police were informed. The body of the man was placed in the freezer of the hospital morgue until the family arrived six hours later.

It was when the police initiated the paperwork for the autopsy, Srikesh was found to be breathing.

The man was immediately rushed out of the morgue and was undergoing treatment.

Hospital's medical superintendent Rajendra said that the 45-year-old was still in a coma.

He said that this is nothing short of a miracle.

Police and medical board have launched an investigation on how the doctors mistakenly declared him dead.

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