Woman ‘embalmed alive’ in hospital error
A RUSSIAN woman was killed after allegedly being embalmed alive in a horrific medical blunder.
Ekaterina Fedyaeva, 27, is said to have died after medics put her on a formalin drip — a solution containing formaldehyde — instead of saline.
She was in hospital for an unspecified but routine surgery when she was injected with formalin, normally infused into the veins of the dead to prevent decomposition.
Her mother accused physicians of “murder” following the incident in her home city of Ulyanovsk, Russia, The Sun reports.