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'Dead' man opens his eyes and 'comes back to life' as his coffin is about to be buried

Mirror logo Mirror 13/01/2017 Patrick Lion
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A "dead" elderly man has shocked his family when he sat up in his coffin during the funeral and asked them what was going on.

The pensioner, 75, had "stopped breathing" and had "cold feet and hands" when he was believed dead by his son, Huang Mingquan, and around a dozen other relatives.

He was already extremely weak to begin with and his family apparently thought he had finally passed away.

They were stunned when, eight hours into the man’s funeral service, he opened the lid of the wooden coffin, sat up, and asked his children: "What’s happening? Are you preparing my funeral?"

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He had seen the wreaths, ornaments, banners, as well as the gathering of relatives who had apparently all arrived to mourn his death.

The process would have continued for the next few days and carried on after his coffin had been put in the ground.

The man’s kids rushed over to lift their old dad from the coffin and put him back on to his bed, apologising for the awkward mix-up.

The pensioner is still weak and not eating much.

He has now spent the past two days since "coming back from the dead" lying in bed and eating porridge.

The case occurred in Junlian County, in south-western China’s Sichuan Province.

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