Kite string kills child in Karachi | Pakistan Today

Kite string kills child in Karachi

KARACHI: A student of KG-I was killed on Sunday when his throat was slit by a kite string being flown from an unidentified location.

According to rescue officials, Alyan, a resident of Korangi, was riding a motorbike with his father near Sunday Bazaar on Korangi No 3 when his neck was slit by a kite string. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but succumbed to his injuries before he reached.

Speaking to the media, the victim’s father expressed his grief and demanded a ban be placed on kite flying. He added that the government should ensure that the ban is implemented. He further demanded action against those responsible for his son’s death.

The Punjab government had banned kite flying in 2017, after multiple deaths were caused by strings.

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