A massive storm slams Delhi, killed 9

A massive thunder storm coupled with dusty winds hit the Indian national capital- Delhi on 30-05-2014 Friday evening, severely affecting road traffic, metro services, flight operations and power supply in the Delhi city.

According to the report, nine people died and 13 were injured in various areas of the city in accidents like felling of trees, collapse of walls and electrocution following the storm which was accompanied by winds at a speed of over 90kmph.

Met department termed the storm as “cumulonimbus” and attributed it to western weather disturbance over Pakistan.NCR areas of east Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad were most affected by the storm.

Thousands of people were stranded outside Metro stations and on roads as traffic almost came to a halt due to the storm and high-speed dusty winds blowing at a speed of over 90kmph. The dust storm which struck at 4.58pm caused problems in the over-head power network of the Noida City Centre- Dwarka metro line and affected metro services in other lines too.

At least 12 flights were diverted due to the storm, an IGI official said. The city saw massive traffic jams as the storm uprooted trees snapping power lines in many areas and affecting traffic lights leading to chaos on the streets.

Met office said the similar weather conditions are likely to persist for over the next two days. The maximum temperature recorded on Friday was 42.8C while the minimum was 29.1C.