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Old 03-17-2015, 09:22 PM
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Tragically a similar accident happened recently in Vietnam involving a young boy. The video is particularly graphic and disturbing. It shouldn't be viewed lightly.

"Boy caught in huge kite plunges 20 metres to his death

QMI Agency
Monday, March 16, 2015 6:50:46 EDT PM

A five-year-old Vietnamese boy plunged 20 metres to his death after his leg became caught in the rope of a huge kite that carried him away Sunday. The boy, identified by LiveLeak as Van Minh Dat, was in an area of Ho Chi Minh City where kite-flyers regularly gather and his parents work selling drinks.

Dat was near a kite belonging to the Saigon Kite Club that had a wingspan of 18 metres and went underneath it unnoticed, LiveLeak reported, citing the newspaper Nguoi Lao Dong. His legs became entangled in the rope and when the kite took flight, Dat was carried away with it.

The group flying the kite tried to bring it down safely but were unable. The kite soared to about 20 metres in the air when the rope came loose and Dat plumetted to the ground.

He was taken to hospital but later died.


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