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Egypt: A resurrection

13/05/2012

‘Dead’ 28 year old Egyptian man causes a stir as he wakes up at his 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-Simman, near Luxor was declared dead after suffering a heart attack at work.

Hospital officials had pronounced Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi dead.

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.

The doctor sent to sign his death certificate discovered he was still warm, and after checking his vital signs discovered he was still breathing.

The doctor quickly revived Mr. al-Nubdi – along with his mother, who had fainted when she heard her son wasn’t dead.

Rather than canceling the funeral, mourners turned the party into a celebration of the ‘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.

Li Xiufeng was found motionless and not breathing in bed by a neighbor two weeks after tripping and suffering a head injury at her home in Beiliu, Guangxi Province.

When the neighbour who found her could not wake the pensioner up, they feared the worst and thought the elderly woman had passed away.

She was placed in a coffin which was kept in her house unsealed under Chinese tradition for friends and relatives to pay respects.

But the day before the funeral, neighbors found an empty coffin, and later discovered the 95-year-old, who had since woken up, in her kitchen cooking.

LUXOR, Égypte – Ce devait être un enterrement, c’est devenu une fête. Les funérailles d’un serveur égyptien de 28 ans ont été égayées par le réveil du jeune homme qui avait été déclaré mort.

Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, originaire du village de Naga al-Simman, dans la province de Louxor dans le sud de l’Égypte, avait été déclaré mort par les autorités hospitalières, après une crise cardiaque pendant son travail, ont raconté des membres de sa famille.

Ses proches l’avaient ramené vendredi soir chez lui pour laver le corps du défunt selon le rite musulman et le préparer pour les funérailles. Mais le médecin envoyé pour signer le certificat de décès s’est étonné de trouver le corps étrangement chaud. Après examen, elle s’est rendue compte que le jeune homme était vivant. Sa mère s’est évanouie en apprenant la nouvelle. Une fois ranimés avec l’aide du médecin, le jeune homme et sa mère ont pu célébrer cette “résurrection” avec leurs proches. AP
L’Express

* Shocking: ‘Dead’ 28 Year Old Egyptian Man Causes a Stir As He Wakes Up At His Funeral!

* Man rises from dead at his funeral – NewsdzeZimbabwe

* Egypte: le “défunt” se réveille avant son enterrement – Le Nouvel Observateur

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