Got something today from a Muslim land. An Akbar has taken a nasty blow to the face, caving it in so hard and so fast that he lays there dead but still trying to breath. No info on where this took place or exactly what happened to the man.
Agonal breathing is the phenomenon and it always offers an interesting look into a different aspect of death in which the brain suffers a severe trauma most likely resulting in instant brain death and the body doesn’t get the message that’s it’s dead thus the body still thinks it’s alive and tries to continue breathing although it’s really just gasping. It’s simply a death reflex and does not in any way suggest that the victim is still alive. At least, that’s always been my take on it, Nevertheless, it’s always interesting and disturbing to see, so thank you, Mr. Akbar.
And thank you, @mrspink.