CAIRO: A 22-year old groom-to-be- killed himself by accident during a photo session with a gun in Cairo’s blue-collar district of al-Marg Monday, Youm7 reported.
The victim, identified as Mahmoud, shot himself in the chest while putting a machine gun into a plastic case.
Mahmoud had borrowed the gun from a person in his hometown of Qena, Upper Egypt, for the purpose of shooting into the air during his wedding, a local tradition. The trade of weapons is wide-spread in southern governorates.
The gun, however, had not been reported stolen, according to the police. It contained 20 bullets.
Mahmoud went to his neighbor Ahmed, 23, to take pictures before the wedding. The victim’s brother and another friend reportedly witnessed the incident.