Three persons, including a child, were killed after their throats got slit by kite strings during Uttarayan festivities in Gujarat, police said Monday.
Several others were injured in separate incidents across the state after falling off rooftops while flying kites, an official added.
"Tehjeeb was riding a bicycle when a kite string slit his throat," he 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.
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.
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