In a scene that seemed to be straight out of a movie, a 28-year-old came back to life at his funeral.
Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi had been pronounced dead and was being prepared for his funeral when a doctor noticed that he was still warm, and very much alive.
Hamdi had reportedly met death after suffering a heart attack. Doctors pronounced him dead, though not before noting a "strange" warmth coming from his body.
The time of mourning quickly became a moment of rejoice and a family preparing for a funeral learned they had not lost a son after all.
As reported by the Associated Press:
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.
That could have quickly become a story of a young man buried alive!