Hyderabad : A minor boy died and at least four children were injured in separate incidents while flying kites on Sankranti day. The incidents were reported at Madhapur, Meerpet and S.R nagar areas.

At Madhapur, a 10-year-old boy accidentally fell from the fifth floor of a building while flying kites. The decease identified as Kumakula Nikhil, a a class III student sustained severe injuries and was declared death . According to the police, the incident happened when the boy along with a few other children near his home at Siddique nagar of Madhapur were flying kites. The minor reportedly lost balance and fell from the top of the building and died on the spot.

Another incident was reported from Meerpet. On Sankranti evening, 14-year-old Mandala Narsimha, a class IX student was flying kites along with his friends at Badangpet village. The boy noticed that his kite got stuck in the electrical cables passing above the area. In an attempt to free the kite, when he pulled it, one of the cables came into contact with other cables and resulted in minor fire. A result of which flames fell on the boy standing below the cables . He reportedly he received burns and rushed to Osmania hospital . D

While three children who were flying kites at Bharat nagar of Borabanda, received injuries. The trio Pallavi, Akshara and Avani were standing on the roof top . In order to control the kite they walked on to the adjoining house having a asbestos sheet roof. Following weight, the Asbestos sheet and the wall collapsed . The children sustained injuries and were admitted to a nearby private hospital.

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