Ahmedabad: Over 60 folks sustained accidents in kite-flying accidents within the first few hours of Uttarayan festivities in Gujarat on Friday, an official mentioned.
Until 12 pm, the “108” emergency ambulance service shifted 63 folks, principally commuters on roads, to close by hospitals after they sustained cuts on their throats and faces attributable to kite strings hanging dangerously in public locations, it was acknowledged.
No deaths have been reported in kite-flying accidents thus far through the day, the official mentioned.
As per a launch issued by the ambulance companies, of 63 individuals injured by kite strings, 21 instances have been reported from Ahmedabad alone, adopted by seven every from Vadodara and Rajkot districts.
In all, the 108 ambulance service acquired 1,203 emergency calls until midday, which was greater than final 12 months’s depend of 1,043 calls, it was acknowledged.
Aside from the accidents induced attributable to kite strings, 69 individuals throughout the state additionally fell from their terraces or from a top, principally whereas flying or catching kites, the discharge mentioned.