Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I Love This Game!

Okay, terrible human tragedy, etc, etc....but this thing sounds friggin' awesome!

Pakistan: 11 Die in Kite Festival

Feb. 27 (AP): At least 11 people died and more than 100 were injured in an annual two-day kite festival in Punjab Province. Officials said two died after their throats were cut by kite strings made of wire, used to damage rival kites. Five died after being hit by celebratory gunshots, and two people were electrocuted trying to untangle kites from overhead power cables. Two others fell from roofs. The police arrested more than 700 people for using sharpened kite strings or firing guns. The authorities had temporarily lifted a ban on kite-flying that was imposed after deaths at last year’s festival.
Who's with me next year? Anyone?

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