Saturday, September 1, 2012
woman resurrects in mortuary
On that fateful day, Adora was traveling to her home state of Enugu for recruitment into the Nigerian army when the vehicle she was travelling with had a head-on collision with a transport bus.
25 people including Adora died instantly in the horrific road accident that happened along Enugu-Markudi expressway at Amoka in Udi, Enugu State on the 24th of June, 2012.
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.
After her parents had wept and mourned her, they planned to bury her 2-day old corpse that had been confined to the mortuary.
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 revealed that she is from Enugu State. She added that she was in Benue to take her JAMB after which she was travelling down to Enugu for army recruitment when the accident occurred.