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Girl is lifted into the air by a kite in Taiwan


Posted on Sunday, 30 August, 2020 | Comment icon 7 comments

This is one experience that this girl is unlikely to forget. Image Credit: Facebook / @viasblog.tw
A freak accident saw a young girl being carried skyward by a large kite during a kite festival earlier today.
The bizarre series of events occurred in the seaside town of Nanlioao in northern Taiwan - an area famous for its high winds - where crowds of people had gathered for the event.

Things took a rather disturbing turn when the three-year-old became tangled up in a large orange kite which was promptly whisked up into the air by a strong wind, bringing her along for the ride.

The crowd looked on in horror as she was carried up above their heads, holding on for dear life.
Several people attempted to position themselves underneath to catch her if she fell, while others desperately worked on pulling the kite back down to retrieve her.

As luck would have it, she made it back down to the ground without suffering any serious injuries.

"The city government team offers its sincere apology to the victim and the public," said the city's mayor, Lin Chih-chien.

An investigation into the incident is now underway.


Source: CTV News | Comments (7)


Tags: Kite, Taiwan


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by third_eye on 30 August, 2020, 14:02
Don't worry, the USS Ronald Reagan will get her if she gets too far...  ~
Comment icon #2 Posted by quiXilver on 30 August, 2020, 18:49
She was like four stories in the air! How amazing she didn't tumble out...   wow... just wow.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Jon the frog on 31 August, 2020, 0:48
Wow, at least it ended with only fun !
Comment icon #4 Posted by Stiff on 31 August, 2020, 9:49
You watch. David Blaine will try something similar as a stunt.
Comment icon #5 Posted by NCC1701 on 31 August, 2020, 21:10
Children want fun, childern get fun.
Comment icon #6 Posted by psyche101 on 31 August, 2020, 22:30
I saw this on the tv last night. Amazing she didn't get hurt. Incredible how it just wrapped around her and took her up so easily. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by An0n1m0us on 3 September, 2020, 0:00
Why cancel the entire event, for another person's ignorance. 


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