Undead Asthma Sufferer Startles Morgue Workers
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
A South African man suffered an asthma attack. His family reported him dead and called a driver to take him to the morgue. Twenty-one hours later, morgue employees heard a noise from the refrigerator where they kept the bodies. They waited until police arrived before opening the door, uncertain who or what they'd find. They found the asthma victim who had not died and was calling for help. He emerged healthy, though very cold and pale.
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