A grieving family received the shock of a lifetime after opening their nan’s coffin to find another body in it, as their beloved nan fought the corona virus in the hospital.
The family in Brazil was informed by the hospital in Brazil of the death of the 68-year-old woman, reports the Brazilian news item G1.
Maria da Conceição was rushed to Abelardo Santos Hospital in the city of Belám in Pará last week after she developed coronavirus symptoms.
Doctors told the family she had died the next day, succumbing to the life-threatening bug.
During a private visit on Friday, a funeral director’s family was told not to open her casket because they were at risk of infection.
After asking the funeral director to describe the deceased, the employee said that da Conceição had white hair and a red coat – then the alarm bells started to ring.
The family started looking further, said Tallya Fernandes, a relative of da Conceição: “It was her grandson who had the courage to open the chest and it was a terrible fright, she was a dark [skinned] lady with a tube in her mouth. “
Then they returned to the hospital where da Conceição’s grandson was taken to identify his grandmother’s body, of the 30 none were his nan.
Finally, da Conceição was found in her hospital bed after a nurse helped the family.
After the traumatic incident, the grandmother was admitted for a CT scan and found that her lungs were improving.
In a separate incident, another family was confused last week after an 11-year-old boy was told his mother had died after contracting the coronavirus, only to find out she was only two days later.
Planning for the single mother’s funeral had begun when the younger and his family thought she had succumbed to the deadly beetle.
The family was stunned, relieved and angry when the hospital called the woman’s sister again to tell her that the staff had made a big mistake, reports Mirror online.