Kuwaiti woman to hang for tent fire

Wife enraged by husband's second marriage gets death penalty for deaths of 57 people.

     Fifty-seven women and children died in the
    fire last August [AFP]

    Weddings in the conservative Gulf Arab state are segregated, with separate parties for men and women. Tents are often erected especially for the occasion.

    An investigation showed the tent could seat 200 people but had only one exit, causing a stampede that compounded the death toll.

    Kuwait banned wedding tents after the incident. 

    SOURCE: Agencies


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