Note to self: skip next year’s Pakistani kite flying festival

Seven dead at kite-flying festival (News.com.au) via Adam Curry

Seven people were killed and more than 100 injured in Pakistan during the annual kite flying festival marking the arrival of spring, officials said today.

An 18-month-old girl’s throat was cut by a stray kite string while she was travelling with her parents on a motorbike, witnesses said, adding that she died on the spot.

Three people were electrocuted when metal wires they were using to fly or catch stray kites fell on live electric lines, and two people fell from roofs, hospital officials said.

A 12-year-old boy died while trying to catch a stray kite when he was hit by a car on a main road, police said.

One Response to “Note to self: skip next year’s Pakistani kite flying festival”

  1. Patrick Fitzgerald says:

    More kite craziness: Egad! Crazed Anarchists! WITH KITES!

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