Man ‘returns from the grave’ after months
A man thought to be dead turned up at his family's home two months after they apparently buried him.
Aigali Supygaliev, from Kazakhstan, was pronounced dead after DNA tests on badly burned human remains proved with "with 99.2% certainty" that they were his.
He was "buried" in September in the Muslim cemetery of Tomarly, his family's home town just north of the Caspian Sea port of Atyrau.
His brother, Esengali Supygaliev, told the Azh.kz news site: "We held a wake, and the extended family organised a traditional 'konil shai' ceremony."
"When Uncle Aigali walked through the door two months after we'd buried him, my daughter Saule nearly dropped dead of a heart attack," Esengali added.
It turned out that he had taken up an offer of work in a nearby village from a man he'd met down the market that fateful day. Once the work was finished four months later, Aigali walked all the way back to Tomarly.