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Woman wakes up at own funeral, dies of shock

Russian declared brain dead, but comes to in coffin

A Russian woman woke up to discover she had been declared dead and was being prepared for burial — and promptly died of a heart attack brought on by the shock.

Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, 49, had been declared brain dead by doctors, but as mourning relatives filed past her open coffin, saying prayers for her soul to be taken up to heaven, she suddenly woke up and started screaming, the Daily Mail reports.

Only 48 hours after her husband, Fagili, had been told his wife had died of a heart attack when she collapsed at their home in Kazan suffering from chest pains.

After her unexpected revival — and subsequent death — the Express reports Fagili Mukhametzyanov, 51, as saying:

"Her eyes were moving and we immediately rushed her back to the hospital.

"But she only lived for another 12 minutes in intensive care before she died again, this time for good.

"I am very angry and want answers. She wasn’t dead when they said she was and they could have saved her."

The hospital was reportedly carrying out an investigation.

This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.

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