One killed in wedding [Archives:2004/711/Local News]

February 12 2004

One person was killed and two others were wounded in fireshots at a wedding ceremony held in al-Waziyah district, governorate of Taiz on February 7.
The wedding ceremony was held for Mr Mohammed Saeed Rajeh from the same area and during the intensive firing with rifles in celebration of the occasion a man called Abdeh Ahmed Thabit was killed with a stray bullet and two others; Ahmed Ali Jouqari, 35, and Ali Murshid Qaed Abdat, were injured.
Thus the wedding was changed into a sad occasion and joy was chnged into sorrow. The two injured men were hospitalised in the Thawra hospital in Taiz while the area's police detained the father of the bridegroom.
This incident comes as a result of random use of firearms and as a regrettable consequence of the phenomenon of carrying arms in the country as well as the habit of firing shots on wedding occasions.