Wedding guest hit by exploding cannon

A cannon salute was fired in honour of the happy couple at a reception near Stockholm on Saturday. A guest was left in no mood to celebrate however as the cannon exploded and left her with a broken leg and burns.

Police received a call at 6.11pm that a female had suffered a broken femur and burns as a result of the salute.

“The breech of the cannon flew off and hit her in the thigh. She broke her femur and suffered burns,” said Björn Engström at Stockholm police to news agency TT.

The woman was rushed to Karolinska University Hospital in a helicopter.