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Fighter kites are kites used for the sport of kite fighting. Traditionally most are small, unstable single line flat kites where line tension alone is used for control, and an abrasive line is used to cut down the string/line of other kites. Kite fighting is done in many countries, but is particularly associated with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, and Brazil.
Sanchi Goyal, 3, was riding through New Delhi Monday together with her parents when she was cut about the neck by a sharp kite string as she popped her head out of the car's sunroof, the child's devastated uncle said. In a separate incident, a 4-year-old identified only as Harry had his throat slashed in a similar manner while looking out the sunroof of the car he was riding in. The third victim, 22-year-old Jafar Khan, fell off his motorcycle after also his throat was sliced by a kite string that tangled around his neck. Falling off his bike, Khan suffered a fatal head injury, his father, Ayub Khan, said.
originally posted by: ketsuko
What were kids doing looking out of sun roofs?
Isn't that like sticking your body parts out of the open windows of the car and simply something you should not do?
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: theantediluvian
Kite fighting? wtf?