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Brazilian man found alive in body bag

Posted on Aug 28 2014 | IANS

Brasilia, Aug 28 : A man pronounced dead after suffering respiratory failure and multiple organ failure was found alive two hours later in a morgue body bag in Brazil's Salvador city, a media report said Thursday.

Valdelucio Goncalves, 54, was found alive by his brother who alerted the authorities after noticing that the body inside the bag was moving, The Independent reported.

Goncalves was taken back to the Menandro de Farias General Hospital where doctors had declared him dead.

An investigation into the incident has been launched.

This is not the first time someone has been presumed dead mistakenly. Earlier this year, a 78-year-old man in the US state of Arkansas 'came back to life' while his body was being prepared for funeral after he had been officially pronounced dead.

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