An Indian man was found still alive after being declared dead by doctors following an accident.

Even more baffling is the fact that Srikesh Kumar, 45, still made it despite spending about six hours in the morgue freezer, after he was wrongly pronounced death.

The bizarre incident reportedly happened in Moradabad, east of India's capital New Delhi last Friday, when Srikesh was rushed to a clinic in critical condition after being hit by a motorbike.

Srikesh was later taken to a private medical facility, where he was pronounced dead on arrival by a emergency medical officer on duty, as there were no signs of life found on the victim.

His "body" was then sent to a government hospital for a post-mortem. It was only six hours later when the family arrived with the police to initiate paperwork for an autopsy, that Srikesh was found still alive.

Srikesh is undergoing further treatment, but is in a coma.

A hospital official called the incident "nothing short of a miracle", adding that investigations are underway to determine how the doctors had mistakenly pronounced him dead.

This is not the first time such an incident had happened in India.

Last March, a 27-year-old man, who was involved in a motorcycle crash, came back to life mere moments before he was to be cut open for an autopsy.

The pathologist saw the man moving just as he was preparing to carry out the procedure, and raised the alarm.

It was later established that doctors at the private hospital, where the victim was taken following the crash, had exercised "bad judgment" in removing him from the ventilator and declaring him dead.

The patient was later admitted to another hospital, where he eventually recovered.

Source: AFP,
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