A post accompanying a video showing a child getting lifted into the air by a giant kite is being shared on social media platforms with a claim that the incident took place in Gujarat. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video showing a child getting lifted up high into the air by a giant kite in Gujarat.
Fact: This incident took place in Taiwan back in August 2020 during a kite festival. Multiple news agencies have reported this incident. This incident did not take place in Gujarat. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Google search with relevant keywords yielded us multiple old news articles and news videos that reported the incident. According to one such news article by CNN dated 31 August 2020, the incident took place at a kite festival in Taiwan. As per the article, the child only suffered minor injuries.
The Guardian also reported that the incident happened in Taiwan back in August 2020. Few more news videos which reported the incident can be seen here and here. With all this, we can conclude that the incident did not take place in Gujarat.
To sum it up, this incident of a child being swept into air by a kite took place in Taiwan, not Gujarat.