6 killed, together with 3 youngsters, after kite strings slit their necks throughout Indian competition

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Three children and three adults have been killed when their throats have been slit by kite strings throughout a weekend competition inside the Indian state of Gujarat.

The casualties occurred on the annual Uttarayan competition, the place revelers are acknowledged to engage in kite fights, by which rivals intention to sever the kite strings of various opponents, the Press Trust of India info firm reported.

The dangerous kite strings are typically coated with glass powder, and even lined with metallic, making them razor-sharp.

Local officers said quite a lot of victims bled to demise after having their necks sliced by the strings utilized by kite fliers.

An further 176 members have been injured after struggling cuts and falls whereas flying kites, police said,

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Kite strings are typically coated with glass powder, making them sharp adequate to slice by the strings of rivals throughout kite fights.
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People buying paper kites at Hanipura Kite Market on the occasion of  the Makar Sankranti festival, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
People searching for paper kites at Hanipura Kite Market on the occasion of the Makar Sankranti competition, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
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A two-year-old girl acknowledged solely as Kirti was utilizing alongside with her father on his bicycle in Bhavnagar metropolis when her neck was decrease by a kite string, and he or she died at an space hospital, police said.

In one different incident, three-year-old Kismat was strolling dwelling alongside with her mother inside the metropolis of Visnagar Saturday when a twine sliced her neck. She was rushed to a hospital and pronounced ineffective.

In city of Rakjot, police said seven-year-old Rishab Verma was utilizing alongside with his dad and mother on their bicycle when a kite string wrapped spherical his neck, resulting in his demise.

A veterinarian treats a pigeon who was injured by the strings of flying kites during the kite festival, at the Parevda Charitable Trust in Ahmedabad on January 15.
A veterinarian treats a pigeon who was injured by the strings of flying kites throughout the kite competition, on the Parevda Charitable Trust in Ahmedabad on January 15.
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Similar accidents have been reported inside the Vadodara, Kutch and Gandhinagar districts, ensuing within the deaths of Swamiji Yadav, 35, Narendra Vaghela, 20, and Ashwin Gadhvi, who all had their necks sliced open whereas biking.

According to information from native EMS officers, 130 of us suffered lacerations and 46 have been harm in falls from rooftops and terraces whereas flying kites Saturday and Sunday in these areas.


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