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.
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
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
Kite flying is a major component of Uttarayan
celebrations in Gujarat.