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Basant Celebrations in Rawalpindi Leave A Boy Dead And 165 Injured

A 12-year-old boy was electrocuted to death while chasing a stray kite, and 165 people were injured by aerial firing and kite strings during the Basant festival which was celebrated in Rawalpindi despite a ban.

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The child, Mohammad Usman, who was a resident of Dhoke Kala Khan, died after receiving an electric shock. He had also sustained burns on his face and chest.


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A teenager by the name of Mohsin Hussain was also injured in a similar incident in the vicinity.

Additionally, local hospitals had received a large number of patients injured by kite strings and stray bullets.

The Rescue-1122 helpline was inundated with a higher than the usual number of emergency calls, and hospitals, including the Benazir Bhutto Hospital, the Holy Family Hospital, and the District Headquarters Hospital had reported receiving a relatively higher number of patients at the emergencies departments.


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A total of 2,500 police officers had been deployed to ensure the active enforcement of the ban on celebrating Basant, but there were massive violations by citizens which resulted in a fatality and numerous injuries.

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    Kya Ajeeb Qoum Hai ‘ Pakistani ‘ Apni Kuch Lamhon Ke Khushi Kay Leay, Apni He Qoum Walon Ko Umar Bhar Ka Dukh Daitay Hain.

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