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112-Year-Old Somali Man Marries 17-Year-Old-Girl

A Somalian man who claims to be 112 years old has married for the sixth time, to a 17-year-old girl. A crowd of hundreds attended the wedding between Ahmed Muhamed Dore and Safia Abdulleh in

PTI [ Updated: October 30, 2009 23:15 IST ]
112 year old somali man marries 17 year old girl
112 year old somali man marries 17 year old girl

A Somalian man who claims to be 112 years old has married for the sixth time, to a 17-year-old girl.

A crowd of hundreds attended the wedding between Ahmed Muhamed Dore and Safia Abdulleh in Guriceel, in the Galguduud region of Somalia.

Later, the man  Ahmed Muhammed Dore said: "Today God helped me realise my dream."

 Dore and his teenage bride are from the same village, and he said that he had waited for her to grow up before proposing.

He said: "I didn't force her, but used my experience to convince her of my love, and then we agreed to marry."

The bride's family said she was "happy with her new husband".

At 95 years older than her – if his claimed age is accurate – he is old enough to be her great-great-great-grandfather.

Dore already has 18 children by his other five wives.

According to Somali historians, the wedding is the first of its kind in Somalia for over a century.

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