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Monday, February 26, 2007

Are There No Liability Lawyers In Pakistan?

Either the Pakistani legal profession hasn't had John Edwards over to give a seminar on class action and liability lawsuits yet, or there's something to that "not valuing life as we do" thing:
An annual kite festival Sunday in eastern Pakistan has left at least 11 people dead.

Officials said two died after their throats were cut by metal kite strings. Kite flyers often use string made of wire or coated with ground glass to try to cut the strings of rivals or damage other kites.

The festival is also often marked with celebratory gunshots fired into the air. Five people died after being hit by stray bullets. Two people were electrocuted when they tried to untangle kites from overhead power cables.

Two others fell from roofs. One was a boy chasing a stray kite. Another was a woman trying to stop her son from going after a kite. (source)
Could you imagine such a thing in America, where a whole generation of children has been raised with a deathly fear of getting on a bicycle without head, knee and elbow protection?

Hat-tip: Incredible Daughter #1

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