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Boba Rhett
02-15-2004, 06:28 PM
Seven dead at kite-flying festival


:indif: No, I'm not ****ting you. Read on,



"SEVEN people were killed and more than 100 injured in Pakistan during the annual kite flying festival marking the arrival of spring, officials said today.

An 18-month-old girl's throat was cut by a stray kite string while she was travelling with her parents on a motorbike, witnesses said, adding that she died on the spot.

Three people were electrocuted when metal wires they were using to fly or catch stray kites fell on live electric lines, and two people fell from roofs, hospital officials said.

A 12-year-old boy died while trying to catch a stray kite when he was hit by a car on a main road, police said.

More than 100 people had been reported injured since last night in various kite-related accidents, medical workers said. "

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Linkamabob (http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,8696545^1702,00.html)


The kites.... they're attacking. ALL OUR BASE ARE BELONG TO KITES, PEOPLE! MAKE YOUR PEACE! I personally welcome our new stringed overlords and offer my services in rounding up workers.

Rogue15
02-15-2004, 07:27 PM
heh the magnificent seven..

that's gotta be the most pathetic way to die...

Snafu7
02-15-2004, 07:50 PM
That is the worst way to die, your right. Your siblings kids will be asking how you died.
"Oh, the died in a freak kite flying accident."

Jedi Luke
02-15-2004, 09:36 PM
Holy $#!+!!!! That is a WTF of the week! :eek:

Damn, that is a pretty bad way to die.

DarthMuffin
02-15-2004, 09:43 PM
That's... special

Hopefully we won't see that kind of stuff again for at least a year :eek:

Darth Homer
02-16-2004, 12:48 AM
"What?!?

Somebody sent us up the KITE!"

"Gentlemen, make your peace, there is no time!"

All hail ZIG!! heh, haven't thought about that in a while! LOL!


Uhm...I mean, It's sad that 7 people died.... Good thing this didn't happen in France, they'd have surrendered to the kites.

lukeiamyourdad
02-16-2004, 01:01 AM
That's what you get for flying kites near live electric lines...I mean wth?! don't they know that you're not supposed to fly a kite near electric lines?!

edlib
02-16-2004, 02:01 AM
Sounds to me that most of these folks shouldn't be flying kites at all. :rolleyes:

I can imagine this could end up listed on insurance applications as "High Risk Behavior" right beside auto racing and needle drugs.

Maybe it's going to become the newest extreme sport.

Darth Homer
02-16-2004, 02:52 AM
fun mean things to do when flying a kite

Put razor blades on the edges of your kite to snip the strings of other kites

Offer to launch other people's kites and then do so by strapping on bottle rockets

Stick a bomb onto your kite and fly it into a group of other kites then detonate

Intentionally lose you little brother's kite, especially if he has a twin w/ the exact same kite

:p

darthfergie
02-18-2004, 02:56 AM
Originally posted by Chase Windu
This just brought up a bad memory of me and a kite. When Rhett and I were really young we each got a really neat Superman kite.
:eek:
I GOT A SUPERMAN KITE TOO!!! O_O!!!

whoa...the memories...kinda brings a tear to the eye...

STTCT
02-18-2004, 11:28 AM
Thats really awful about the little baby and


a giant WTF

Was the baby doing on a motorbike....what'da do strap the kid on the back with a miniture helmet...?

edlib
02-18-2004, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
"SEVEN people were killed and more than 100 injured in Pakistan during the annual kite flying festival..."
"One child was injured by a stray bullet," deputy medical superintendent Dr Saqib Shafi told AFP.
Though firing guns is banned, people celebrate the spring festival by firing into the air, often causing casualties.

Casualties and frequent power outages caused by metal wires falling over power lines forced the government to ban the sale of kites and metal wire, but those restrictions were lifted this month to celebrate the festival, officials said."

I just want to take this oppertunity to now remind everybody that Pakistan has nukes.

Think about it.

Sleep well tonight.