Monday, February 07, 2005

13 Killed in Kite Festival

The headline for this story in the Sydney Morning Herald was just too bizarre not to read. No terrorism or other organized violence was involved in these deaths at the annual Pakistani kite festival.
Seven people with severe head injuries died in the Lahore's General Hospital alone and about 220 people were admitted with a variety of injuries including broken bones overnight, hospital officials said.

Two teenagers were killed when they fell from a roof today and two more were killed when a car hit them while they were trying to catch a stray kite, police said.

A man was killed by a stray bullet while another was electrocuted when metal wire used to fly a kite became draped over live electric lines, they said.
And you were worried about soccer hooligans?