Woman Wakes Up at Own Funeral, Dies of Shock
No, this is not an Onion headline
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 24, 2011 12:32 PM CDT
Coffins are bad places to wake up.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – There’s irony, and then there’s the story of Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, a 49-year-old Russian woman who woke up at her own funeral only to have a heart attack and die when she realized what was going on. Mukhametzyanov had been falsely declared dead after collapsing with chest pains, the Daily Mail reports. When she awoke, she was lying in a coffin, with mourners filing past and saying prayers. She screamed, and passed out again.

“Her eyes fluttered, and we immediately rushed her back to the hospital,” her husband says. “But she only lived for another 12 minutes in intensive care before she died again, this time for good.” The hospital says it’s investigating the incident. “I am very angry, and I want answers,” the husband says. “She wasn’t dead when they said she was and they could have saved her.”

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frederick heckstall
Jun 30, 2014 3:44 PM CDT
sounds like your typical busy body. l she had to do was lay there and be quite for a few hours
Jun 8, 2014 12:38 AM CDT
I am part Russian and we do not believe in embalming so if she is a believer in our culture she wouldnt have been embalmed
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