Groom Dies During Wedding Reception After Tripping Over Beer Glass

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A groom died hours after marrying his bride during the wedding reception after he tripped over and landed on a beer glass.

Fabio Jefferson Maciel, 33, had wed fiancee Geise Guimaraes six hours before bleeding to death following the freak tragedy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Over 200 people had watched the couple tie the knot in a church ceremony before heading on to a lavish reception at a beachside club.

Witnesses said Mr Maciel, a Brazilian navy sergeant, was fooling around with one of the young bridesmaids at 2am on Monday morning when he tripped and fell on his front.

A beer glass which he had put in the left-side trouser pocket shattered and a piece severed his femoral vein – a major artery to the top of the leg – causing rapid blood loss.

Mr Maciel died on the way to hospital in the Ilha do Governador district of the city.



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