Six Killed, Including 3 Children, After Kite Strings Slit Throats At Festival

The incident occurred in India where kite flying is competitive, and flyers use powdered glass or metal to strengthen their strings enough to cut their rivals kite strings.
Indian workers prepare strings coated with powdered glass used for flying kites ahead of 'Uttarayan' festival, in Ahmedabad on December 30, 2018. - 'Uttarayan' or the Kite Festival is celebrated in Gujarat and elsewhere in India on January 14 every year. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)        (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The incident occurred at the Uttarayan festival, which is held in January.
  • The flyers battle one other’s kites in midair with the razor-like strings, which has led to injuries.

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