May 15, 2008 / 2:24 PM / 9 years ago

Wedding day fireworks land groom in jail

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Bridegroom Kedir Mohamed wanted his wedding day to go with a bang and decided to celebrate by letting off firecrackers after the ceremony.

However, it turned into damp squib when he was arrested for disturbing the peace in Bechena in northern Ethiopia on Sunday, the weekly Reporter newspaper said.

The reception was cancelled and the newly-wed spent his wedding night in police custody.

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Reporting by Tsegaye Tadesse; Editing by Andrew Dobbie

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