A groom accidentally killed three relatives at his wedding in Turkey when he fired into the air with an assault rifle in celebration, the Anatolia news agency says.
Eight other people were wounded in the incident on Sunday at the village of Akcagoze in the southeastern province of Gaziantep.
The groom unleashed a volley of rapid aerial shots with an AK-47 rifle to celebrate his nuptials, but quickly lost control of the weapon and accidentally raked the guests with bullets, the report said.
His father and two of his aunts died in hospital.
The groom was arrested.
Turks are notorious for breaking out into gunshots to celebrate weddings and sports victories, a practice that has caused many deaths and which authorities have so far failed to curb.
afp 9 Aug 2010
Has the law deliberately failed to curb this ???
Darwin's Laws of survival at their best.