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KARACHI: A woman believed to be dead 'came back to life' on Monday when Edhi mortuary staff were bathing her body prior to burial.

Edhi Foundation spokesman Anwar Qazi said the organisation receives around 20-25 bodies a day for burial. This particular woman, he said, is from Dumba Goth near the Super Highway.

Her body was brought to the foundation for the performance of final rites and burial after she was believed dead.

However, when staff began performing 'ghusl' on the woman, she suddenly came to life.

The spokesman said the woman's age was approximately 55 years old. A slip had been written up for record-keeping purposes when her body had been received by mortuary officials.

The officials had not been able to ascertain why she had been believed dead.