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Groom loses both legs in car accident minutes after tying the knot

By Mason White 1:27 PM October 5, 2014
The newlywed couple 

By: Tanya Malhotra
What was supposed to be the happiest day of his life, turned into tragedy.

56-year-old Edison Murirana, and his newlywed bride, Sheillah Nyamasoka, 34, of Zimbabwe, tied the knot at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts around 9:00 a.m.

As the couple left the courthouse with their witnesses, they crossed the intersection of Rotten Row and Belvedere.

While crossing the road, a distracted driver hit Murirana with his minibus. The groom fell to the ground. As he laid hurt, he was run over by a second passing vehicle.

29-year-old Felix Mashindu, the driver of the minibus, had no passengers on board at the time of the accident. He said that he became distracted by another vehicle, which tried to overtake his lane.

Murirana was rushed to Parirenyatwa Hospital for treatment, where doctors reportedly had to amputate both of his legs.