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‘Dead’ man wakes up in coffin

Mourners at the funeral of a ‘dead’ Egyptian waiter were stunned when he woke up just before the burial.

Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, 28, from Naga al-Simmanm, near Luxor was declared dead after suffering a heart attack at work.

As per Islamic tradition, his body had been washed and prepared for burial by relatives convinced he was deceased.

But a doctor found Mr al-Nubdi was still warm and when he checked his vital signs, found he was still breathing.

She revived him, and then his mother who had fainted at the news. Relatives at the funeral turned the funeral into a party of celebration at Mr al-Nubdi’s ‘resurrection’.