Mud storm in Delhi: Two dead, 23 injured, rain likely over the weekend | Latest News Delhi


A dust storm accompanied by thunder and rain hit Delhi on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring 23 others.

A road was blocked by fallen trees after a dust storm in New Delhi on Friday.  (ANI Photo)
A road was blocked by fallen trees after a dust storm in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

The storm brought strong winds that uprooted trees, toppled power poles and collapsed walls in various parts of the city. Power outages were also observed in many areas.

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rain in Delhi over the weekend. According to the IMD forecast, by Sunday, the maximum temperature is likely to fall and settle around 37°C, while the minimum temperature is likely to hover between 28°C and 29°C. .

As reported. PTIAuthorities received 152 calls, of which 130 were made to the Delhi Fire Service (DFS). The calls were related to downed trees, poles and billboards. Additionally, 55 calls were received regarding collapsed buildings and structures.

According to officials, more than 200 calls were received regarding power failure.

At least nine flights were canceled at the Delhi airport on Friday night due to inclement weather.

According to the Meteorological Department, winds were blowing at a speed of 77 km per hour in some areas of Delhi during the storm on Friday.

Earlier on Friday, the Meteorological Department had issued a “yellow alert” for dust storms and rain over the weekend, but it was later upgraded to an “orange alert”, indicating severe weather conditions. does.

The storm started around 9 pm, at 10 pm the wind speed was 77 kmph at Ajwa, 63 kmph at Pragati Maidan, and 61 kmph at Lodhi Road.

“Stay indoors, close windows and doors and avoid travel if possible. Take safe shelter, do not take shelter under trees,” the IMD said in an advisory on Friday.

“The dust storm is caused by the interaction between the mid-tropospheric southwesterlies and the lower-tropospheric austerities,” IMD scientist Krishna Mishra said. HT.

“We may see generally cloudy skies over the weekend, with a chance of very light rain and thundershowers… Rains from the Western Disturbance along with some low-level easterlies from the Bay of Bengal. “caused by the effects of,” Mishra said. He also said that partly cloudy skies are likely to continue in Delhi till May 14.

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