‘BURIED DEAD MAN’ TURNS UP ALIVE
A MAN who was thought to be dead turned up at his family’s home two months after they apparently buried him.
Aigali Supygaliev (left), from Kazakhstan, was pronounced dead after DNA tests on badly burned human remains proved with “99.2% certainty” that they were his.
Authorities issued an official death certificate and 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, said: “We held a wake and the extended family organised a traditional ‘konil shai’ ceremony, where friends can share tea and sympathy with the bereaved.
“When Uncle Aigali walked through the door hale and hearty two months after we’d buried him, my daughter Saule nearly dropped dead of a heart attack.”
Aigali, 63, had left home one June morning and didn’t come back.
It turns out that he had taken up an offer of work in a nearby village from a man he’d met.
Once the work was finished four months later, Aigali walked all the way back to Tomarly.