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Watch this insane video of a Toddler Being Swept High into The Air by a Kite in Taiwan

By Andrew Alpin, 8 November

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In August this year, locals in northern Taiwan celebrated a kite-flying festival, and one little girl was swept into the air after a streamer became tangled around her neck. The event started with excitement but soon turned into panic as the kid entangled in the kite’s tail was tossed around in the air by the strong winds. Eventually, the crowd managed to get her down safely. But how did all of this happen, and who is to blame? Let’s find out.

10A kite-flying festival was organized and held by the Asia Kite Foundation

On the last weekend of August, before kindergartens and other schools in Taiwan reopened for the new school year, the island hosted a kite festival featuring larger-than-life designs from around the world. The Asia Kite Foundation, a Taiwanese organization that promoted the kite-flying event, warned families on Saturday to be careful on Sunday due to the afternoon’s predicted gales.

A kite-flying festival was organized and held by the Asia Kite Foundation

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9It was true the winds were quite robust

CNA reports that on a Sunday afternoon towards the end of August, the wind at the festival was a whopping 7, reaching speeds of 32 to 38 miles per hour (50 to 61 kmph). It’s only one notch below the level where it can be called gale.

It was true the winds were quite robust

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8The main attraction was going to be the large ‘candy kite.’

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Children gathered at 4 o’clock to watch the unveiling of a “candy kite,” formally dubbed “Joy Falls From Heaven.” When the long, puffy orange fabric was launched into the air like a flying piñata, the candy inside its attached compartment was supposed to fall to the ground like rain. Several men were trying to keep the long streamer from flapping around in the wind.

The main attraction was going to be the large ‘candy kite.’

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7The event was held in Hsinchu, in Taiwan’s capital city Taipei

Hsinchu, located south of Taipei, was hosting the international kite festival. Videos of the incident went viral online and showed a group of people setting up a huge, pale orange kite with a long tail for a launch in front of a large crowd of onlookers. The strong wind already caused the kite to billow.

The event was held in Hsinchu, in Taiwan’s capital city Taipei

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