Woman dies after go-kart snags burka

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:28 PM ET

A Muslim woman in Australia died after her burka got snagged under a go-kart and choked her, the U.K. Daily Mail reports.

The 24-year-old woman, who hasn't been named, was driving a go-kart at a recreational park called Bob's Farm in Port Stephens, Australia, north of Sydney, when her veil got caught under the vehicle's wheels.

The burka choked her, causing her to lose control of the kart and crash.

She was taken to Hunter Hospital in the New South Wales city of Newcastle, where she died of her throat and neck injuries.

American dancer Isadora Duncan, who was known for wearing flowing silk scarves, died in a similar accident in 1927, when her scarf got caught under the tires of an open vehicle she was riding in and strangled her.


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