Woman Kills 43 In Fire In Retaliation To Her Ex-Husband

August 18, 2009

Kuwait (ChattahBox) – A wedding fire that killed 43 women and children was an act of arson by the groom’s ex-wife, authorities have said.

The unnamed 23-year-old woman has confessed to the crime, stating that she did it to get revenge for the treatment her husband gave her prior to their divorce.

According to the woman’s maid, the ex-wife poured gasoline around the wedding tent, which was filled with women, as well as at least seven children, and lit it on fire.

All seven children perished, as well as 16 women, and ninety more were injured. The other bodies are currently being identified.

The bride got away without injury, but her mother and sister were among those pronounced dead at the scene.

The arson is thought to be the largest domestic murder and tragedy the region has ever seen.



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