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3 dead after kite strings slit throats in Guj during Uttarayan

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Three persons, including a child, were killed after their throats got slit by 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 added.

A said eight-year-old Tehjeeb Khan died at the local civil hospital after suffering a severe neck injury due to a string.

"Tehjeeb was riding a bicycle when a string slit his throat," he said.

(45), who was riding a motorcycle, was similarly killed instantly near Dholka in district, an said.

Virendrasinh Garasiya, who had sustained kite-string injuries to his neck on Saturday died in a hospital near Kathana village in 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, and till Sunday evening.

As many as 117 persons were injured after falling from rooftops while flying in these four districts till Sunday evening.

Kite flying is a major component of Uttarayan celebrations in

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 19:25 IST