A child was swung into the air during a kite festival in Taiwan before falling to the ground amid a crowd of surprised onlookers.

Local media reports said the three-year-old girl suffered minor cuts.

The incident happened at a kite festival in Hsinchu, about 80km west of the capital Taipei.

A Hsinchu city government official told local media that a rogue wind blew at the site causing the tail of the kite to wrap around the waist of the child.

Festival activities were suspended as safety precaution after the incident.