The unfortunate woman, Victoria, told local news outlets that she ended the year with a tragedy. During a visit to the local hospital, she was told by hospital staff that her husband, Julio, passed away from c0ronavirus.
She reportedly identified the body that she was shown in the hospital morgue, after which the medical staff released the corpse to the grieving wife.
She then spent one entire night surrounded by distressed relatives as they had an all-night wake before his final burial the next day.
On the day of the funeral, Julio’s children saw the open coffin and found something amiss. They took a look at the body and wondered whether it was really that of their father’s.
But despite their doubts, the relatives reportedly went ahead with the ceremony and the man was laid to rest in a funeral that Victoria spent more than $430.
In the days that followed, Victoria continued grieving for her husband until, out of nowhere, she saw Julio himself arrive back at their house on the fourth day since the funeral was held.
“That wasn’t my husband who died, because I have my husband here now. I recognised him,” the wife said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
It was only after her husband returned home that Victoria discovered he had been missing for a few days because he went for a walk and fell over at a spot in the neighboring municipality.
Unable to get up, the man spent several days there, surviving without anything to drink or eat. He was later found injured in a field before his return home. Although her husband was back, it also meant that she buried a complete stranger in her village and her family has no idea who they were grieving for.
“I would like them to give me back some of what I spent, because they gave me the body of someone I don’t know,” Victoria shared.
“The authorities at the morgue should have properly examined him to see if it was really him.”
But on the other hand, the hospital said that the wife was to blame for misidentifying the man as her husband. They confirmed that the man arrived with Covid-19, and because of his serious condition, he didn’t survive in the hospital for more than a few hours.
The hospital staff had a look at the picture Victoria was carrying of her husband, and they found him to resemble the body of the man in the morgue. In addition to this, Victoria herself recognized the body at the time as that of her husband’s.
The hospital director reportedly said, “The logical thing was to bring the body back so we could investigate.
But later the relatives called back and said he was the right person after all and they were going to bury him.
We have everything documented. We even have an apology from one of the children, if this becomes a lawsuit.”