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Family faints - and some run away - as man turns up to his own funeral

A man in Brazil left his family stunned after he turned up to his own funeral. In a case of mistaken identity the family of 41-year-old car washer Gilberto Araujo was told he was dead.

He looked so similar to the person who had actually died - fellow car washer Genivaldo Santos Gama - that even his brother failed to spot the difference in the morgue.

Just a few hours before the burial ceremony, a friend of Gilberto's saw him walking down the street, and told him his family was holding a wake for him.

When he suddenly showed up some people fainted, while others were so scared they ran away.

I am overjoyed. What mother wouldn't be after being told that her son is dead and then sees him alive!

– Marina Santana, Gilberto's mother