'Dead' woman, 91, awakens in morgue, asks for tea

Janina Kolkiewicz of Ostrow Lubelski, Poland, was examined Nov. 6 after relatives said she wasn't breathing. A doctor identified as Wieslawa C. said she checked Kolkiewicz's pulse, pupils, breathing and heartbeat but found "no basic life functions."

About two hours later, Kolkiewicz was was taken to the morgue. Eventually, an undertaker saw Kolkiewicz moving inside a body bag. Once Kolkiewicz was freed, she said she was cold and wanted hot tea.

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Beata Syk-Jankowska, a spokeswoman for prosecutors, said Kolkiewicz is at home and in good health.

The doctor, however, is in "deep shock."

"If I had had doubts, I would have called the ambulance, done an electrocardiogram, but I was sure that the patient is dead," she said.

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