Yemen: 8-year-old girl dies on her wedding night - Aden Tribune

Yemen: 8-year-old girl dies on her wedding night

Posted on 07 September 2013 by admin

underage marriage - girl - brideHAJJAH | Aden Tribune – An eight-year-old girl died in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah last Tuesday when she had her consummation with her 40-year-old husband to break out new disputes about the underage marriage in Yemen.

The girl, who is named Rowan, suffered deep wounds and rupture of the uterus and genital led to her death on her wedding night.

The incident took place in the city of Midi 5 days ago.

It is worth mentioning that the phenomenon of underage marriage in Yemen has seen a spread in the recent years, and similar incidents have killed a lot of girls under the age of puberty.

Activists have censured the incident and demanded to impose a law setting a specified age for marriage.

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