It sounds like the plot of a tragedy or horror movie: Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov (shown left with husband Fagili), dead 48 hours from heart failure, wakes up during her own funeral to find herself surrounded by mourning loved ones.
Devastated husband Fagili Mukhametzyanov, 51, had been told his wife Fagilyu had died of a heart attack after she'd collapsed at home suffering from chest pains.
But as heartbroken relatives filed past her open coffin, they saw her start to cry and then noticed she was still breathing.
"Her eyes fluttered and we immediately rushed herb back to the hospital but she only lived for another 12 minutes in intensive care before she died again, this time for good," said Fagili, who now plans to sue the hospital.
"I am very angry and want answers. She wasnÃt dead when they said she was and they could have saved her," he told local media.
Hospital spokesman Minsalih Sahapov said: "We are carrying out an investigation."