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Oman wedding guest killed by exploding gun

Incident comes as authorities warned against using celebratory gunfire at events

Oman wedding guest killed by exploding gun

A male guest at an Omani wedding in Muscat was killed when a traditional gun he was using to let off celebratory shots exploded and injured him fatally, it was reported.

The gun became overheated when the guest was firing the shots into the air, resulting in it exploding and metal fragments becoming lodged in the guest’s neck, eyewitnesses said in a report by the Times of Oman newspaper.

Suffering from massive bleeding, the guest was rushed to Rustaq Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The incident comes following repeated warnings issued by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) to refrain from using celebratory gunfire at weddings and functions.

The ROP also said anyone in possession of an unregistered gun will also be targeted by officials and could be fined up to OMR100.

Despite the warning, the report said retailers selling such weapons had seen a rise in profits.

Lucky 6 years ago

'Traditional Omani gun' and you use a picture of an uzi...? Nice attention to detail as always AB.