Gunsex at Saudi Wedding Kills at Least 25
[An Nahar] A fire sparked by celebratory gunfire has killed at least 25 people at a wedding in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in their national face...
, media reported on Wednesday.
The bullets struck electric decorations that triggered a short-circuit, igniting a women-only marquee at the wedding on Tuesday night in Eastern Province, said Al-Yaoum newspaper, citing civil defense chief General Abdullah Khsheiman.
Al-Yaoum, which is based in the province, said at least 28 people died in the fire, although various other reports put the corpse count at 25, all of them women and kiddies.
The governor of the oil-rich region, Prince Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, ordered a prompt investigation into the incident, the Okaz daily reported.
Only women and small children were in the tent in line with strict rules of segregation in the ultra-conservative Moslem kingdom.
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