Three-year-old girl lifted into air by kite in Taiwan

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A three-year-old girl in Taiwan was reported to be safe after becoming caught in the strings of a kite and lifted several metres into the air.

The girl was taking part in a kite festival in the seaside town of Nanlioao when she was caught up by a giant, long-tailed orange kite.

In this image made from video, a three-year-old girl is lifted into the air by a large kite in Taiwan. Photo: Dainese Hsu

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

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The video contains footage that some readers may find distressing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMPz92x75iw

News reports said the girl was frightened but suffered no physical injuries in the incident.

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