RIO DE JANEIRO (November 21, 2012)--A Brazilian bridegroom bled to death at his wedding reception when he tripped and fell on an empty glass of beer, according to media reports.
The G1 news website said the freak accident occurred early Monday morning some six hours after navy Sgt. Fabio Jefferson dos Santos Maciel and Geise Guimaraes tied the knot.
Quoting wedding guests, G1 reported that Maciel was dancing with one of the bridesmaids when he lost his balance and fell to the ground shattering the glass he was carrying in his left pants pocket.
G1 says a piece of glass severed his femoral artery, causing a massive loss of blood.
He died shortly after he was taken to a nearby hospital.