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Egypt Funeral Turns Happy After Dead Man Awakes

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 LUXOR, Egypt (AP) – The funeral of a 28 year-old waiter in southern Egypt turned into a celebration when he woke up after  being declared dead.  Hospital officials had pronounced dead Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, who  came from the village of Naga al-Simman in the southern province of  Luxor, after he suffered a heart attack while working.  His family says grieving relatives took him home and, according  to Islamic tradition, washed his body and prepared him for burial  Friday evening.

A doctor sent to sign the death certificate found it strange  that his body was warm. At closer observation she discovered he was  still alive.  His mother fainted upon hearing the good news. With the doctor’s assistance, both al-Nubi and his mother were
awakened and soon were celebrating with guests.