RAWALPINDI – Another child, who injured in kite flying related incidents, died at the Holy Family Hospital on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 3.

The deceased was Arslan, 16, hails from Banni. The kite flying fever also claimed the lives of two other children namely Shahmeer of Ratta Amral and Abdul Basit of Mohala Qutab-ud-Din and over 40 injured in the city on Friday.  Arslan, a resident of Banni, was rushed to HFH after he received electric shocks while kite flying with metal twine. The injured boy was put on ventilator. However he succumbed to injuries.

Meanwhile, the doctors in government run hospitals still busy in providing medical treatment to the patients who injured in kite flying related incidents.

Meanwhile, the city police claimed to have arrested some 36 people during raids on kite shops in various localities of the city besides seizing 12,167 kites and 247 reels of metal and chemical twines. Cases against 34 people have also been registered and investigation was on, informed Rawalpindi Police spokesman Inspector Raja Fayyaz here on Saturday.

According to him, following the instructions of City Police Officer (CPO) Azhar Hameed Khokher, the raids were conducted in the areas of police stations Banni, Ratta Amral, Waris Khan and City on the shops dealing with kites and twines. He added that police apprehended 36 persons and confiscated 12,167 kites and 246 rolls of metal and chemical coated strings from the shops.

Cases have been registered against 34 and they being interrogated, Raja Fayyaz said adding that the raids would be continued to purge the city from the kites and twines.

He said that the Station House Officers (SHOs) of all police stations were strictly ordered by CPO Azhar Hameed Khokher to take action against the violators in their respective areas. CPO also requested to the parents to keep a vigil on their children and to bar them from kite flying as it might be dangerous for their lives.

On the other hand, fire erupted in a car showroom reducing 5 vehicles into ashes while partially damaging two other cars near 6th Road Flyover.

The reason of the fire was told to be short circuit.

According to details, fire erupted at Raj Motors on 6th Road owing to which 5 vehicles burnt completely and two damaged partially. Rescue 1122 firefighters rushed to the scene and extinguished fire.