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Joy and Pain: Bride Dies At Wedding Altar, Groom Marries Her Sister Instead

~ June, 2021~ In a series of unfortunate events, a groom married the sister of his bride after she collapsed and died earlier in the wedding ceremony.

The incident happened in Uttar Pradesh, India when a woman named Surabhi and man named Mangesh Kumar were tying the knot in a Hindu ceremony on May 27, Times of India reported.

During the jaimala, the exchanging of garlands by the bride and the groom in an Indian wedding, Surabhi collapsed and a doctor was called to treat her after she suffered a heart attack,  News 18 reported.

After the doctor pronounced the bride dead, the families of the bride and groom agreed the bride’s younger sister, Nisha, would wed the groom.

In India, the majority of marriages are arranged, an estimated 90%.

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