Mourners left stunned when ‘dead’ waiter, 28, wakes up at his own FUNERAL
Mourners at a funeral in Egypt swapped tears for cheers when the ‘dead’ body they were burying woke up.
Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, a 28-year-old waiter from Naga al-Simmanm, nearLuxor was declared dead after suffering a heart attack at work.
His body was being prepared for burial when a doctor, sent to sign his death certificate, discovered he was still warm.
Family members were so convinced Mr al-Nubdi was dead they had already washed his body, according to Islamic tradition, and were preparing to bury him on Friday evening.
After finding he was still warm, the doctor checked his vital signs and discovered he was still breathing.
She quickly revived Mr al-Nubdi – along with his mother, who had fainted when she heard her son wasn’t dead.
Rather than cancel the funeral, mourners turned the party into a celebration of Mr al-Nubdi’s ‘resurrection’.
It’s not the first time someone has come ‘back from the dead’ at their own funeral.
Just last month a 95-year-old Chinese woman climbed out of her own coffin six days after she was thought to have died following a fall.