15 Apr '11, 2am

65-yr-old man in Malaysia comes back to life two and a half hours after doctors pronounce him dead

BUTTERWORTH (Penang) - ONE 65-year-old man came back to life two-and-a-half hours after doctors at a Penang hospital pronounced him dead. The rare phenomenon known as the Lazarus Syndrome has become the talk of the town. Upon learning of the self-employed man's death, his family began making funeral arrangements and had even put up a canopy in front of his house on Jalan Tok Elong, Tanah Liat in Bukit Mertajam. His wife and his 26-year-old son, who were on their way to the district police station to lodge a report, were stunned when a doctor called to inform them that the man was alive. Relating the incident, the man's son, known only as Mr Wei, said he had rushed his father to hospital at about 11am on Thursday when he stopped breathing at their home. 'The doctors performed cardiac pulmonary resuscitation and pronounced him dead an hour later. We then left for the police ...

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