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Dead girl, 12, ‘comes back to life’ as body is being prepared for funeral


A 12-year-old girl who was declared dead has woken up while her body was being prepared for the funeral.

The girl identified as Siti Masfufah Wardah was admitted to a hospital in Probolinggo in the Indonesia province of East Java for chronic diabetes and organ complications on August 18.

She was pronounced dead at 6 pm the same day.

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Her body was taken to her home at 7 pm so that family members could clean it and begin the funeral proceedings.

Loved ones were about to clean the girl’s body when she suddenly woke up again, according to her father.

The dad, identified only as 40-year-old Ngasiyo, told news outlet Detik :

“When her body was being bathed, her body temperature suddenly warmed. And her closed eyes suddenly reopened. And we found her heart was beating again and her body moved.”

The girl was taken back into the house and doctors were called to the scene.

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Medics helped the girl with respiratory assistance and oxygen, but she reportedly passed away again an hour later.

So-called ‘corpse revival’ is also known as Lazarus syndrome or return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) which occurs in patients who have ‘died’ of heart failure.