A 92-year-old woman who had been declared dead suddenly woke up screaming inside a freezing mortuary.
Prosecutors in Germany have charged a doctor with negligent bodily harm after he mistook the woman for dead.
The 53-year-old doctor pronounced the seriously ill woman dead in March after a care worker found her without a pulse and not breathing at a retirement home.Her body was taken to the Munstermann funeral parlour in Berlin where it was placed in a refrigerated room.
But just hours later a worker at the funeral home heard shrieks coming from inside the room.
When staff went to investigate they pulled the body out of the refrigerator and found the woman alive.
According to Uk Mirror, the stunned employee fainted when he unzipped the mortuary bag and found the woman staring back.
Tragically the woman died two days later in hospital from heart disease unrelated to the incident.
The doctor is due to appear in Gelsenkirchen Magistrates’ Court to face charges of negligence.