Saturday, May 12, 2012

dead man walking

From the AP at Yahoo News:

In Egypt, Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, a 28-year-old waiter, collapsed at work. Co-workers quickly took him to a hospital where he was found to be dead from a suspected heart attack.

The dead man's relatives retrieved his remains from the hospital, took him home to wash the body and prepare it for a Friday evening funeral and burial, and called a doctor to fill out the death certificate.

When the doctor arrived, he noticed the corpse was unusually warm. The funeral, now postponed, quickly became a party and family reunion after the doctor awakened Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, whose mother promptly fainted. She was soon brought around and joined the festivities.

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