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Two dead, 23 injured, property damaged in Delhi-NCR after massive storm

According to the weather department, more rain and thunderstorms are predicted in the national capital today. 

News Arena Network - New Delhi - UPDATED: May 10, 2024, 09:09 PM - 2 mins read

Two dead, 23 injured, property damaged in Delhi-NCR after massive storm

Two dead, 23 injured, property damaged in Delhi-NCR after massive storm

Stills from duststorms in Delhi on May 10 - X


The dusty thunderstorm in the Delhi and National Capital Region killed two people and injured several others, with loss of property also being reported from several areas.

 

23 people were injured after trees fell on them.

 

The intense storm, with winds up to 50-70 kmph, destroyed trees and damaged power lines in many areas across the capital.

 

 

According to the Delhi police, 152 calls reported uprooted trees and 55 calls about building damage were received after the dust storm on Friday. Over 200 residents also reported power outages.

 

News agency ANI reported that several cars were also damaged in Sector 58 of Noida after a shuttering installed to repair a building fell on them.

 

 

According to the weather department, more rain and thunderstorms are predicted in the national capital today. 

 

"Light rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm and lightning also likely over south Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, south-east Arunachal Pradesh, south-east Assam, Manipur south, interior Karnataka and Kerala during next 3 hours," it said in a post on X.

 

Delhi-NCR residents woke up to light rain and cloudy skies on Saturday morning after the city had been reeling under high temperatures and humidity for several days.

 

The India Meteorological Department said winds over 50 kmph were reported at 10 pm on Friday. "Gusty Winds (at 2200 hrs IST of today) reported (kmph) over Delhi: Ujwa 77 kmph; Jafarpur 57 kmph; Lodhi road 61 kmph; Pragati Maidan 63 kmph; Pitampura 57 kmph; Narayana 50 kmph; Najafgarh 40 kmph," the IMD posted on X. The weather department also advised residents to stay indoors, secure windows, and avoid unnecessary travel.




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