Photo – Nigerian Woman Wakes Up In Mortuary 2 Days After Death

Twenty-one-year-old Adora Ugwu is planning to be a soldier. She also wants to secure admission into one of the country’s tertiary institutions. She had put her hands on the plough of her latter dream by writing the last UMTE.

But, as she was going for the other one, she died. Two days after the lady wrote the examination, she was heading for her home state of Enugu for the recruitment into the Nigerian Army when the vehicle she was travelling had a head-on collision with a similar minibus.

The result: her death and that of 25 others who included four discharged members of batch B National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Twenty of them including Adora reportedly died on the spot in headon collision involving two 15 passengers’ capacity buses, each, belonging separately to Peace Mass Transit Limited and the Enugu State Transport Company (ENTRACO). The buses had registration number BENUE – XB 504 TKP, ENUGU – XL 812 UWN respectively.

The ghastly crash occurred along Enugu- Markudi express road, at Amoka in Udi, Enugu State on June 20th. Immediately after the crash which was promptly reported to the Enugu State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) by its Delta State Sector Commander Lukas Ikpi who met the accident while travelling on the road, the dead including Adora were evacuated to Our Saviour Hospital morgue at 9th mile. But she was not meant to stay among the dead for long.

Two days after she had been confined to the mortuary. The parents had wept and mourned, most of them especially the mother was devastated, but the dead must be buried. And this was what Adora’s relative intended doing: bury her two day-old corpse. At the morgue, the attendants were putting in place all the deeds of mortification when suddenly there was a sound; a sneeze, it was. They looked around, then another one! Behold, the body being prepared for claim by the relatives had just sneezed.

The dead don’t sneeze, they reasoned. Adora, whose body was being prepared, is not dead after all. When Saturday Mirror asked her what she felt on her first realization of consciousness, she said: “I thought we were all sleeping. When I asked people around where I was, she said they said I had an accident.

“I cannot remember anything that happened when I was at the mortuary.” When Adora was discovered to be alive, her relative who had come to identify her was immediately called phoned the others from the morgue. Tears turned to felicitation. From the morgue she was later transferred to the Federal Orthopaedic Hospital in Enugu where is currently receiving treatment and spoke with Saturday Mirror.

Adora, told Saturday Mirror that she hails from Enugu state. She said she attended a secondary school in North-Bank Markudi, Benue State adding that she was in Benue to take her JAMB after which she was travelling down to Enugu for army recruitment when the accident occurred.

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32 Comments

  • God is wonderful. One more lesson; the dead know nothing at all as proved by Adora.
    When Saturday Mirror asked her what she felt on her first realization of consciousness, she said: “I thought we were all sleeping. When I asked people around where I was, she said they said I had an accident.

    “I cannot remember anything that happened when I was at the mortuary.”.

    Therefore the teaching that when someone die he goes to somewhere to start life brings about the question: Where was Adora for the said two days? the answer – nowhere.

  • A vivid testament of the poor state of medical delivery in Nigeria! Indeed so many others are buried alive in the country because doctors who are supposed to properly certify them dead either don’t do a proper job or lack the required functional cardio-equipments to certify so. Such was the case of a friend who had a nasty accident and was pronounced “dead” by a doctor and hence was been wheeled to the morgue only for another doctor to check and discovered a pulse! Today he is up and doing well! To say there’s somtin wrong wit the Nigeria system is stating an all to familiar fact. India today has one of the best medical facilities and doctors in the world yet, 1. They don’t heave any major natural resource 2. Have moslems, christains, bhudists,and other religions being practised! Even wen you visit india you can count the number of individuals who drive luxury cars! All you will see are old model cars and keke napep yet the system works nicely!

  • i doubt if she was checked and confirmed dead by a medical practitioner. This things happens, after an accident dey jst rush d victims 2 d morgue without cross-examing/checking dem 2 knw exactly wch organ got damage or wat exactly killed d person involved in dt accident (conducting a total autopsy).

  • Mr Ralphmike nice one bt totally wrong! Who did she ask? She said I asked the people…where I was what happend..dat brings us to Where was she? Who are the people she asked? That not only enough,she has just told u a bit of her story and u conclude.U had better believe it, one day u wil die and go to heaven or hell.Play ignorant bt the Truth stil remains.Amend ur ways

  • For how many days was she dead? Which type of mortuary was she taken to? A cold room type or the embalming type? Was she given the “so called” embalming injection meant to coagulate the blood? Let us have some detail information to prevent some of us from seeing it as a fairy tale, which for now it is to me. A colleague was involved in an accident but before we could say Jack robbinson, he’d been ripped naked and thoughts of injecting with poison had crept in. We no longer have Doctors but killers.

    MAY GOD SAVE US.

  • All I knw is dat wen sme1 dies he neva cmes back until been awaken in the hear after. So in her case, she might have not been confirmed dead bfore taken 2 d mortuary.

  • God is wonderful!For her to av woke up to life,there are reasons 4 dat!I bliv her mission is not accomplished yet!And I know dat she will still av some story to tell.Heaven is real and hell is real.Let’s giv our total submission to God cos the kingdom of God is at hand!

  • God is great. Pls my advice to doctors is to examine a patient properly b4 concluding they are dead. Imagine she was buried a day after she was confirmed dead? Dat simply means she was buried alive. Several test should be carried out b4 sending a body to the morgue. Heaven and hell is as real as d air we breath in. May God help us all

  • Raphmike,Adora may not hv even died,but unconcious. Pple shd be careful how they pack accident victims assumed to be dead to d mortuary. They all shd be checked thoroughly,their pulses and heart beats checked by doctors and certified dead b4 they take them to d mortuary. Our pple are too hasty to tag accident victims dead,especially where d victims are many. But if u stl doubt and u want to know wait until u die. But it may be too late,hence I encourage u to repent now and accept Christ. Tanx

  • is it not funny that when bad things happen, everyone thinks its the devil, n when good thinks happen they all thing its god??

  • that’s God mercy and grace upon ur life just knee down and appreciate God for his love upon ur life, and i want u to no that there is a reason why God bring u back to the world. So my sister stand and serve God with the whole of ur heart. Is well

  • You are very correct @ Raphmike.. She just confirmed what is recorded in the book of Ecclesiastes 9:5.. So therefore, whateva your hands finds to do, do with your very power for there is no work, knowledge, wisdom etc in she’ol, to which you are going…

  • You are very correct @ Raphmike.. She just confirmed what is recorded in the book of Ecclesiastes 9:5.. So therefore, whateva your hands finds to do, do with your very power for there is no work, knowledge, wisdom etc in she’ol, to which you are going (Ecclesiastes 9:10)…..

  • Wonderful work of God. May His Holy name be praised. The God of second chance has given a second chance out of His infinite mercy, she should nt frustrate d grace of God ova her life. She should serve Him more&give her life to Jesus if she has nt done so. Congrats!

  • When stories of dis kind r public, it shud also cum wit a vivid explainatn. Was she nt balmd? Isn’t her bdy nt supose 2 b frezeen henc it ws reportd dat she ws put in mortuary? (a frèez bdy cnt live again) D’nt her digestive systen nt remove b4 put in mortuary? Dis shud hav b explaind in story. Anyway all tanx 2 God who mad it posibl 4 her 2 cum alive. 1 more tin NIGERIA shud endeavour dat 1 is confid death by a dotor b4 taken 2 mortuary.

  • Adora did not die in te real sense, any1 who actually dies will never come back, she may be in coma for those 2days. In all Allah says “it’s not for a soul to die except with the permissn of Allah, and will die at appointed tym…” (Q3)

  • It’s appointed unto man once to die and after that judgement. there’s no such thing as dying twice. medically speaking she must have lost consciousness as a result of shock and was never dead. Who’s report will u believe? THE DOCTORS HAD CONFIRMED HER DEAD BUT GOD HAD A DIFFERENT OPINION.

  • She died(as claimed)…..we all will die one day… Hers was temporal(as claimed) maybe,ours will be permanent. The question remains… Whr will you spend eternity? Heaven or hell?

  • Another classic case of non confirmation of death by health personnel before someone is pronounced dead. Just by not breathing! Why? Many have been buried alive because of this. I thank God for your life.

  • God is great he is a marvelous God I called him the God of last hope. Adora u have 2 give your life 2 Christ if u haven’t don so u are lucky 2 be alive again God has giving u another chance 2 live so use d rest of your life 2 serve him. ThankGod 4 bringing u back 2 live may his name be glorify in jesus name Amen

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