Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Dead' man turns up alive four days after his funeral - to the shock of wife who misidentified a body in morgue .

 A 'dead' man has turned up alive four days after his funeral, much to the shock of his wife who misidentified a body in the morgue and buried an unknown coronavirus victim in Honduras.   

Daily Mail

Victoria Sarmiento had spent several days looking for husband Julio after the 65-year-old had failed to return home.

Last Wednesday (Dec 30) the worried housewife, from El Carmen, Honduras, took his identity documents to the local hospital, where staff told her he had recently died from coronavirus.

She reportedly then recognised the body of the man in the morgue of the Hospital de Occidente, before it was released for burial.

Mrs Sarmiento hired a funeral directors to transfer the man's body 30 miles from the hospital to her rural village in the country's western municipality of San Nicolas, Copan, where distraught relatives held an all-night wake before his funeral.

The woman said she paid 10,500 lempiras (£320) for funeral expenses.

Mrs Sarmiento was still in mourning when, four days later, husband Julio arrived back home after he was found injured in a field in the neighbouring municipality of Trinidad.

He had gone for a walk but fell over and couldn't get up again, remaining there for several days without food or drink.

Mrs Sarmiento told Hondura's LaPrensa newspaper: 'That wasn't my husband who died, because I have my husband here now. I recognised him.

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