VIDEO: 3-year-old girl safe after being lofted by kite in Taiwan - GulfToday

VIDEO: 3-year-old girl safe after being lofted by kite in Taiwan


A combo image shows the girl caught in the strings of a kite.

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A 3-year-old girl in Taiwan was reported safe after becoming caught in the strings of a kite and lifted several metres into the air.

The unidentified girl was taking part in a kite festival on Sunday in the seaside town of Nanlioao when she was caught up by a giant, long-tailed orange kite.

A video shot at the scene showed her twisting several times above a crowd of adults who struggled to pull the kite back to earth.

News reports said the girl was frightened but suffered no physical injuries in the incident.

Twitterati Alina said, “Wow! Glad she’s ok!”

Jess the mess said, “That's a kite flying a child…”

Megs said, “Clever girl to not let go… Glad she’s okay.”


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Carol C. said, “What clown gives a 3 year old a kite?! Do parents have no cop on anymore? The stupidity of this is enraging…”

Carol didn’t read the story and thought the child was flying the kite.

Blackieboy said, “She was on her way to England but the wind changed direction.”

Michael said, I know people are "high as a kite" nowadays but a 3 year old?? Damn”

Sceptical Baldman said, “The video started playing before I read the text and for a couple seconds I thought it was some new ride that looked cool…”

Puspasari said, “Dear parents Please keep an eye to your love ones.”

Hsinchu mayor Lin Chih-chien said the girl suffered some scratches to her face and was terrified by the ordeal, but otherwise unharmed.

"The city government expresses its deepest apologies to the girl and the public," he said on Facebook.

Footage of the incident quickly went viral.

"Everybody at the scene was almost scared to death. It really just happened in a blink of an eye," wrote one blogger, who goes the name Via, in a Facebook post featuring a video of the accident that had over 1.61 million viewings.

A 34-year-old man, identified by his family name Lin, told the Apple Daily that he helped reel the girl back to land when the kite's tail dipped low enough.

"At first I thought it's some kind of a stunt show... then I just thought (we) can't let the kid fall," he said.

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