Celebratory shots at a wedding in Yemen ended in tragedy
Two men have been shot dead at a wedding in Yemen by a guest firing what are believed to be celebratory gunshots.
A police source in the city of Taiz told Reuters the guest accidentally lost control of his AK-47 rifle while guests were dancing to Psy’s viral hit ‘Gangnam Style’. Two other people are being treated in hospital after the accident, which happened last week.
Celebratory gunfire is commonplace at Yemeni weddings.
A video posted online, which purportedly shows the incident, has not yet been verified. The footage shows a man shooting a rifle in the air while dancing with other guests to the pop single.
Gunfire is then heard before the camera pans down to pools of blood lying on the floor.