28 July, 2010

They do things differently here

I am indebted to the ANSA news agency for details of the demise of 45 year old Calogero Scimeca in the village of Altofonte, just south of Palermo, Sicily.

Mr Scimeca had been filming a wedding when he suggested that the cinematic souvenir of this important day might be enhanced if the bride and groom were carrying firearms (I am not making this up). Representatives of the two families duly went home and returned with a selection of unregistered weapons.

Surprisingly, you might think, no one at the celebrations is able to recall anything about the incident but it appears one of the weapons went off by accident, killing Mr Scimeca instantly.

The wedding has been postponed, presumably for the two families to acquire armoured vehicles.

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