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PTI Ahmedabad
Updated: 14-01-2019 19:23 IST

Three persons, including a

child, were killed after their throats got slit by kite

strings during Uttarayan festivities in Gujarat, police said


Several others were injured in separate incidents

across the state after falling off rooftops while flying

kites, an official added.

A Mehsana police official said eight-year-old Tehjeeb

Khan died at the local civil hospital after suffering a severe

neck injury due to a kite string.

"Tehjeeb was riding a bicycle when a kite string slit

his throat," he said.

Ashok Panchal (45), who was riding a motorcycle, was

similarly killed instantly near Dholka in Ahmedabad district,

an official said.

Virendrasinh Garasiya, who had sustained kite-string

injuries to his neck on Saturday died in a hospital near

Kathana village in Anand district on Sunday, an official said.

GVK-EMRI, a 108 ambulance service provider in the

state, in a statement, said 59 people were injured by kite

strings in Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara till Sunday


As many as 117 persons were injured after falling from

rooftops while flying kites in these four districts till

Sunday evening.

Kite flying is a major component of Uttarayan

celebrations in Gujarat.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)