3 Dead After Kite Strings Slit Throats In Gujarat's Uttarayan Festival
Three people including an eight-year child were killed after the kite strings slit their throats during Uttarayan Festival in Gujarat on Sunday. According to the media sources, several others were injured in separate incidents including falling off rooftops while flying kites.
An eight year old deceased identified as Tehjeeb Khan was riding his bicycle when a kite string slit his throat severely. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in a critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.
Another deceased Ashok Panchal (45) was riding a motorcycle was similarly killed instantly in Ahmedabad district. The third deceased Virendrasinh Garasiya also sustained kite-string injuries to his neck on Sunday, and later succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.
According to an ambulance service provider told media that more than 59 people were killed by kite strings in Gujarat till Sunday evening.