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A Venezuelan car crash victim who had been declared dead gave morgue examiners a nasty shock by waking up as he went under the knife, Reuters reports.

Carlos Camejo, 33, was not as deceased as he should have been for the planned autopsy, and was woken from his undead state by the "excruciating pain" of a scalpel to the face. He told local paper El Universal: "I woke up because the pain was unbearable."

When his missus turned up to identify her other half's body, she found him very much alive and with a newly-stitched facial wound. ®

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