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Bizarre Frankenstein-style reanimation effort caused apartment fire

Russian woman’s attempts to bring her dead sister back to life backfired.

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A RUSSIAN WOMAN WHO concealed her sister’s death accidentally set fire to her apartment while trying to bring the woman back to life.

Russia Today reports that the woman, who lives in Ekaterinburg in western Russia, had not notified authorities of her 71-year-old sister’s death.

Instead, she tried to preserve the body in petrol at her apartment.

On Tuesday night when she attempted to reanimate the corpse using electricity from the mains, the body caught fire. The woman, aged 69, suffered burns and smoke inhalation in the incident and is now recovering in hospital, according to RT.

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