Woman 'wakes up in morgue 11 hours after being declared dead'

Officials in Poland are investigating how a 91-year-old woman woke up after eleven hours in a morgue. Credit: PA Wire

A 91-year-old woke up in a morgue in Poland eleven hours after she had been declared dead, according to reports.

Janina Kolkiewicz was declared dead by her doctor after her family found her unconscious at her home in the eastern Polish town of Ostrow Lubelski.

But eleven hours later, morgue staff noticed movement from the body bag and contacted Ms Kolkiewicz's family, local TV channel TVP reported.

The woman is now back home and is doing well, her family said.

An investigation is now underway into the circumstances of the incident.