LANZHOU, CHINA — A Chinese bridegroom killed his new wife at a wedding reception with a kiss on the neck that was too passionate and too long, an official newspaper has reported.

The kiss was too passionate and too long. Wow!

Guests at the reception heard a scream from the bedroom and rushed in to find both bride and groom unconscious on a sofa, the Lanzhou Evening News said.

The groom, who was not named, later said he was kissing his new wife on the neck. Doctors decided the passion, intensity and length of the kiss caused heart palpitations which killed the bride.