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9 killed, 300 hurt on Uttarayan while flying kites in Gujarat
Sanjay Prajapati | 17 Jan 2011

In Ahmedabad, Rajeshri Prajapati, Bapunagar 20 years fell from the terrace of the apartment while flying kites and died Pratik. About 20 injured were in hospitals in the cities.

AT LEAST nine people were killed and nearly 300 were injured throughout the state in kite flying Uttarayan incidents. Ahmedabad and Vadodara informed of three deaths. The glass-bound Manja (kite string) slit the throat of a four-year Amraiwadi and a 17-year-old, who was engrossed in flying kites, he fell into an industrial warehouse in Ramol in Ahmedabad .
 
In Ahmedabad, Rajeshri Prajapati, Bapunagar 20 years fell from the terrace of the apartment while flying kites and died Pratik. About 20 injured were in hospitals in the cities.

Among the wounded is a 19-year-old German, Yohan Falke, who fell from a two-story building. Falke was in Ahmedabad as a volunteer in an NGO run by the Association for Blind Children. He was wounded in the head and is under intensive care at the hospital of law.

In another incident, a 50-year-old was killed in a fight between two groups of kites in Ahmedabad.
 
In Vadodara, Harsh Patel, 10, Vipul Vasava Padron, 27, of Salatwada died after falling from the terraces.
 
Valand Ghanshyam, 21, a resident of the village in Taluka Mobha Padrón, was electrocuted when he accid entally came into contact with a live wire in the roof of the house of his relative.
 
In Modasa, Sabarkantha, Dhruv Hasmukh, 17, was trying to catch a comet loose when he fell from the first floor of his house and in Rajkot Vikkiprasad Suryavanshi, 18, was trying to free a kite when a power pole electrocuted.
 
The ambulance service received 108 calls Emergency 2891 on Friday, which was higher than its daily average of 2,000 calls. 'We attended to 364 people injured aboard comets and was hospitalized. In Ahmedabad, attended 112 emergency calls related to kite flying, said GVK-official Emergency Management and Research Institute.