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Russian man in Kemerovo attends own funeral after body is misidentified by relatives

Meet Sergey from Kemerovo. Sergey lost his identity after relatives misidentified the body of a man who burned to death earlier this month in a house not far from his. The only valid document Sergey has in his name today is his death certificate.

Sergey says he learned about the mix-up nine days after the body was discovered, when he attended his own funeral, hearing about it from a friend. Local investigators are planning a genetic examination to determine the victim’s actual identity. Officials are also working to revise their records to reinstate Sergey as a living human being.

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