A “dead” man was spotted breathing in an open coffin by stunned mourners – before he was pronounced alive by hospital staff.
The bizarre incident happened as mourners gathered around the corpse to take him to a funeral in the city of Hermel in the northern Lebanese governorate of Baalbek-Hermel earlier this week.
Footage posted on social media shows a grieving crowd gathering around the open coffin while a woman cries and touches the “corpse”.
At one point, the mourners appear to notice the body moving and some start performing chest compressions on him.
The group stall in the middle of the street and wait for an ambulance to take the body to a medical centre to be checked.
According to local media, doctors later confirmed the man was still alive but they did not explain how or why he was wrongly registered as deceased.