A Saudi bride filed for divorce on her wedding night when her husband received a phone message informing him that he lost all his money in stock markets.
The message that he lost SR1 million (about N42m) meant that the man would be in deep debt and trouble.
The distraught groom shared the information with his wife who immediately said that it was over between them.
The man who couldn’t bear losing his money and his wife, collapsed and had to be taken to hospital for urgent treatment, Saudi daily Okaz reported.
The man reportedly also lost his home as fallout of the financial speculations, relatives told the newspaper.
He later said that he developed a strong penchant for stock markets after making good gains in the early stages.
He however said that he was lured by greed and thought that he could make more money quickly, using all the money he had without thinking about possible risks.
Divorce rates in Saudi Arabia are among the highest in the region, prompting several social and legal experts to press for organising workshops for couples planning to get married, particularly if they are young.
Campaigns to promote awareness among people planning to get married about the responsibilities of marriages and starting families have also been advised.