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Dead man wakes up in the morgue day after committing suicide

By Mason White 8:03 AM January 12, 2014
Paul Mutora recovering after being declared dead 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) Hospital workers panicked when a dead man woke up in the morgue, according to hospital officials in Kenya.

Police said that they have launched an investigation into how a man, who was declared dead, roared back to life in the morgue the next day.

Workers at Naivasha hospital fled in panic when the body began to shake and breathe.

Paul Mutora, who had attempted suicide by swallowing insecticide, was pronounced dead on Wednesday night.

The chief doctor said that the drug used slowed his heart rate, which may have caused the error.

“That could have been confusing medical staff, but the victim woke before he could be embalmed,” Dr. Joseph Mburu, the superintendent in charge of the Naivasha District Hospital, said.

Mutora’s father and other relatives visited the morgue on Thursday morning, to see the body, and then returned home to begin funeral arrangements.

“In the afternoon we were informed that he was alive, and we were all in shock,” the father said.

“The morgue workers began running and screaming,” witnesses at the scene said.

Mutora is recovering at a hospital in Lake City, 55 miles northwest of Nairobi.

“This was a mistake from the beginning, and I apologize to my father,” the patient said.