A wedding guest was shot dead at point-blank range when another wedding guest lost control of the Kalashnikov he was firing in the air to celebrate.

The horrific footage which was taken in Iraq shows a man shooting his weapon into the air as the wedding crowd were cheering and clapping during the ceremony.

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Suddenly, he lost control of his gun and the next bullet was lodged at the back of the head of a man standing inches away from him.

The crowd can be heard screaming in panic after the wedding guest who was dressed in white fell to the ground.

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People have reportedly died in different countries from similar accidents.

A young woman was killed in northern France after getting shot in the head from celebratory gunfire at a wedding in July.

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