Mourners at the funeral of a ‘dead’ Egyptian waiter were stunned when he woke up moments 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 on Friday by relatives convinced he was deceased. But a doctor found Mr al-Nubdi was still warm and when he checked his vital signs, found the ‘dead body’ was still breathing.
She revived him – and then his mother who fainted at the news.
Relatives at the funeral turned the funeral into a party of celebration at Mr al-Nubdi’s ‘resurrection’.