Man's 'Dead Wife' Shows Up on TV: Report

Abragh Mohammed thought his wife died 2 years ago
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2016 4:40 PM CDT
Man's 'Dead Wife' Shows Up on TV: Report
The Atlas Mountains in Morocco, where the village of Azilal resides.   (Wikimedia Commons)

Hope you're sitting down, man—because your supposedly dead wife was on TV last night. That's pretty much what friends of Abragh Mohammed told him after hearing his wife call in to a Moroccan TV show that helps people reunite with lost loved ones, the Independent reports. According to a report in the Puerto Rican newspaper Nuevo Dia, Mohammed thought his wife had died in a car accident two years ago. At the time, Mohammed was told by doctors at a Casablanca hospital that she likely wouldn't survive, but they needed him to pay medical bills upfront anyway. So he drove four hours back to his mountain town of Azilal to collect the funds, and when he got back, he was told she had died.

"I had to receive her body, apparently wrapped in a shroud and coffin already inside," says Mohammed, who attended her burial in Azilal in 2014. That's why it was such a shock when friends recently told him they heard a woman who sounded like his wife on the popular Moroccan TV show Al Mokhtafoun, or The Disappeared, reports the Mirror. Friends said she sounded like his wife and even gave Mohammed's name and address. So how did all this happen? "I did not know it was a different body that we buried and my wife was still alive," Mohammed says. Some say she lost her memory, but it's still unclear "what actually happened and how the hospital bungled the situation and split the couple apart," says Inquisitr. (More Morocco stories.)

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