Moroccan Bride and Groom Die in Germanwings Crash

Moroccan Bride and Groom Die in Germanwings Crash
Fri 27-03-2015

Mohamed Tehrioui and Asmae Ouahoud el Allaoui were looking forward to a long and happy life together after wedding in Barcelona, but then tragedy struck.

The first heartbreaking picture of a honeymoon couple who were among the 150 victims of the Germanwings air disaster has been released.

Mohamed Tehrioui and Asmae Ouahoud el Allaoui had just wedded in Barcelona on Saturday, and boarded the doomed airbus two days later - bound for Germany where they had hoped to settle together.

Their grieving relatives revealed the precious photograph of the newly-weds as they arrived at the French Alps crash zone to share the grief of other families who also lost loved ones in the tragedy.

Their bodies were identified by rescue workers, and they will now be buried in the city of Nador in Morocco.

Tragic bride Asmae was identified because her hands had been decorated with henna, a tradition for Moroccan women when celebrating a special occasion.

Moroccan by origin, she had moved to Spain when she was little.

There, she fell in love with Mohamed.

The last word friends and family had from the newly-weds was a Whatsapp message sent from Asmae from Barcelona airport before they boarded the ill-fated plane.

It read: "Thankyou for the wedding and for everything we ever wanted."

Mohamed, who was 24, and 23-year-old Asmae were dead just 48 hours after their dream wedding.

Moroccan King Mohammed VI has sent his condolences to the family of Asmae Ouahoud El Allaoui.