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Lightsaberboy
07-17-2004, 05:26 AM
http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,8696545%5E1702,00.html

i know this is tragic, but i can't help laughing at this. does that make me a bad person?

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Seven dead at kite-flying festival
From correspondents in Lahore


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.

Officials at Lahore's Mayo Hospital said 42 children and 60 adults had been treated for injuries.

"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.

Relatives of people killed or injured in kite flying accidents held a demonstration in Lahore last year urging the government to maintain its ban on selling and flying kites.

More than 20 people have been killed in kite flying accidents in Lahore since last year's spring festival.

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.

Agence France-Presse

Black Knight of Keno
07-17-2004, 05:39 AM
Yeah... Ban kites!
*Walks away*

Have fun

Sivy
07-17-2004, 06:07 AM
this story is old

i remember rhett posting it

i made a marry poppins joke... heeheheeheheheheh

Astrotoy7
07-17-2004, 12:00 PM
life in the kite lane, is fast, furious, blustery, and deadly....


mtfbwya

legameboy
07-17-2004, 01:32 PM
Old!

But funny. :p

Sorry, but seriously, people dying and getting wounds because of kites is just something out of the ordinary. XD

If I knew those people though, I would be bawlin' and burning every kite in site.

Doomie
07-17-2004, 01:37 PM
First: What's a kite?

Second: What was the mary poppins joke?

--ZeeMan--
07-17-2004, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by Doomgiver
First: What's a kite?

Second: What was the mary poppins joke?

a kite is an object children (usually) use to fly in the wind. it's a lot like fishing with a lot of sitting around :)

and the poppins joke? prolly had something to do with sugar

Doomie
07-17-2004, 01:43 PM
Oh, i just thoguht they called that a flyer. At least, that's what it would be translated from my language.

manoman81
07-17-2004, 01:49 PM
Oh c'mon. This can't be real, is it? :rolleyes:

legameboy
07-17-2004, 01:50 PM
*starts singing*

Let's go fly a kite! Up to the highest height! Let's go fl-

*hurk*

*zap*

*thud*

BongoBob
07-17-2004, 02:05 PM
EEE! the nostalgia of this topic is making me giddy :D

I find it absolutely hilarious that kites killed people.

Kites Kill.

Doomie
07-17-2004, 02:33 PM
I... can't... hold... MY LAUGHTER! A-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Sorry.

Icemaniax
07-17-2004, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by legameboy
*starts singing*

Let's go fly a kite! Up to the highest height! Let's go fl-

*hurk*

*zap*

*thud*


you evil little bastiche! I just recovered from falling to the floor from laughter because of what you said!



It's kinda sad that something so stupid can get you killed..

legameboy
07-17-2004, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by iceman87
you evil little bastiche! I just recovered from falling to the floor from laughter because of what you said!



It's kinda sad that something so stupid can get you killed..

I made someone laugh! :emodanc:

I have a bad feeling though, that someone is going to come in and call us all bastards because we're laughing at this. :¬:

Icemaniax
07-17-2004, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by legameboy
I made someone laugh! :emodanc:

I have a bad feeling though, that someone is going to come in and call us all bastards because we're laughing at this. :¬:

We're not necessarily laughing "at" it. We're laughing about it.

...right?

legameboy
07-17-2004, 08:09 PM
It's the same thing. :p

We're in deep **** now, Scotty!

Alegis
07-17-2004, 08:57 PM
Hilarious

Though firing guns is banned, people celebrate the spring festival by firing into the air, often causing casualties.

This is all too stupid to be true

PR-0927
07-17-2004, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by legameboy
I made someone laugh! :emodanc:


OMIGOD!!

If it makes you feel any better, I too, fell down laughing at what you said!!

You're all bastards for laughing at this.

Just kidding!! :p

:fett: