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North-east Thailand: Grannie “comes back to life” as family prepare to cremate her

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Thai Rath reported in a widely shared story that a 70 year old grandmother in Udon Thani had “come back to life” as her family were in the final preparations of cremating her yesterday. 

North-east Thailand: Grannie

They believed she had passed away on Sunday.

Phinit Sophajorn, 70, is now back home at her house in Ban Chiang, Nong Han district.

Her husband Thawin, 73, was the last one in the queue doing a face washing ritual before the coffin was nailed down at the temple. 

Then he noticed her breathing. 

The coffin and other items were burnt to assuage bad luck. 

The drama began after Phinit was allowed home from Soon Udon Thani hospital on Sunday. Relatives thought she had died later that day. 

Thawin explained that his wife had suffered from goiter problems since she was in her 50s. 

She was placed in a cooling coffin attached to a plug and kept like that for three days. Then the plug was disconnected and the body was taken to the temple.

She was transferred to Wat Amphawan for her final journey to the next life. 

Everyone had washed her face according to custom and her husband was the last in line. 

Then he noticed she was still alive. 

Thawin said that if his wife recovers enough to communicate and sit up it will be a blessing indeed. 

Thousands were sharing the story on Thai social media. 

Thai Visa / Thai Rath

North-east Thailand: Grannie
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