A newly-married young Afghan resident passed away barely ten hours after his wedding in the Saudi city of Mecca.
The bridegroom, in his twenties, suffocated to death when fire broke out in his apartment in a residential building in the Al Aziziya suburb.
Civil defence personnel rescued his bride, who was suffocating, and put out the blaze which gutted the flat, Almarsd reported.
The couple had celebrated their marriage in Medina and then travelled to Mecca to their flat.
The other tenants living in the same building were evacuated due to dense smoke but no other casualties were reported.
The civil defence launched an inquiry into the cause of the blaze.