India deaths as kite string slits throats
Three people were killed, including two children, having their throats slit by the glass-coated strings used to fly kites on the day of India’s independence.
Saanchi Goyal, 3, and Harry, 4, were looking through the sunroof of their cars in different parts of Delhi when their throats slit sharp chains.
Zafar Khan died (22 years) in the same way when he was riding his motorcycle.
The glass-coated strings used to bring down the leafy competitors planes, but also end up injuring and killing people.
Many Indians fly kites to celebrate the festivals and important occasions such as independence,
which is celebrated on August 15 holiday.
But every year, and there are reports of people dying or injured
by kite strings – locally known as manga – treated with a glass or metal powder to sharpen them.
Similar strings killed a boy at the age of five years in 2015 in the northern town of Moradabad,
and a child at the age of five years died in Jaipur in 2014.
According to Indian media reports have admitted at least 500 birds to the bird charity hospital in Delhi in the past three days alone – these chains also kill and maim hundreds of birds annually.
He says the hospital, which treats up to 8,000 birds each year.
police in Delhi also suffered from sharpening chain.
Delhi government has banned
the use of manga now honed to fly kites and promised campaigns to educate people about the dangers of using these chains.
Authorities said banning the sale,
production and storage of nylon, plastic or glass or other manga-coated metal in the capital and those who violated the ban will have to pay a fine of 100,000 rupees ($ 1495, £ 1148) and can be imprisoned for up to five years.