Saudi Wedding Gunfire Downs Power Line, Kills 25

Celebratory shooting ends in tragedy
By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2012 9:33 AM CDT
A downed power line has killed dozens at a Saudi wedding.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – At least 25 people attending a wedding last night in Saudi Arabia have died after celebratory gunfire brought down a power line, which may have started a blaze in a tent, reports al-Jazeera. But Reuters quotes an official who says the cable fell on a metal door, electrocuting guests who were trying to escape. Some 30 other guests were injured; most of the victims were women and children, as the nation requires public events to be segregated by gender. (Read more wedding stories.)

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