Terrifying moment girl taken away by kite at festival

The Associated Press
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Video has captured the moment a three-year-old girl was lifted in to the air after becoming tangled in the strings of a kite.

The unidentified girl was taking part in a kite festival Sunday (local time) in the seaside town of Nanlioao in Taiwan, when she was caught up by a giant, long-tailed orange kite and lifted several metres into the air.

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

Little girl gets taken into the air by a kite
The three-year-old girl became tangled in the strings of a giant orange kite and was lifted several meters into the air. Source: AP

The little girl fell to the ground amid a crowd of surprised onlookers.

News reports said the girl was frightened and suffered only minor cuts in the incident.

A Hsinchu city government official told local media that a rogue wind blew at the site causing the tail of the kite to wrap around the waist of the child.

Festival activities were suspended as a safety precaution after the incident.

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