Woman Wakes in Coffin at Own Funeral; Dies of Heart Attack

| by Kate Wharmby Seldman

A Russian woman woke up in a coffin at her own funeral, and promptly had a heart attack and died.

Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, 49, had collapsed at her home in Kazan, Russia, after suffering from chest pains. Doctors told her husband she had died from a heart attack. At her funeral, she awoke to the sounds of her friends and family praying for her. She reportedly started screaming inside her coffin.

Fagili, her husband, said he took her to the hospital after the horrific incident at the memorial service.

“Her eyes fluttered 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,” he said. “I am very angry and want answers. She wasn’t dead when they said she was and they could have saved her."

The hospital in Kazan says it's opening an investigation into the incident.