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Children and man die in Delhi kite incident

The tragedy took place during India’s Independence Day celebrations

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Two children and a man have died in the Indian capital after their throats were slit by glass-covered strings used for flying kites during Independence Day celebrations, according to police. The tragedies prompted the Delhi government to this week issue an immediate ban on the production, sale and storage of the razor sharp strings which are used to try to cut down competitors’ kites. The government said anyone caught with the strings, known locally as manjha, faced a five-year jail term and a 100,000-rupee (£1,152) fine. The children, aged four and six, died in separate incidents in New Delhi on…

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