Monday, August 9, 2010

Turkey's Answer to a Shotgun Wedding - An AK-47 Wedding!

Believe it or not, it's quite common in Turkey (much to the chagrin of authorities) to celebrate special moments such as weddings and certain victories in sporting events, by opening out in gunfire.

This custom took a turn for the worse yesterday, when a groom accidentally sent a volley of shots from an AK-47 assault rifle into the crowd of relatives and friends who were attending his wedding in Turkey. Three people were killed - his own father and two aunties. At least eight others were seriously injured (including some children).

The incident occurred at the village of Akcagoze (in the south-eastern province of Gaziantep) when the man celebrated by firing a volley of bullets from the AK-47 into the air. Unfortunately, he then lost control of the weapon and sprayed his guests with bullets.

The man was arrested by police shortly after.

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