Delhi witnesses trees uprooted, slower traffic amid huge thunderstorm-rain

На Индию обрушился мощный шторм есть жертвы

На Индию обрушился мощный шторм есть жертвы

Most seriously from the bad weather affected Western parts of the state, especially the city of Agra.

According to the state disaster management department, Sunday's toll took the total number of storm-related deaths in West Bengal to 46 since April 30.

Another two people were killed and 18 were injured in the Indian capital, New Delhi, the Press Trust of India news agency said.

According to the state government, the casualties included five deaths in Kasganj, three in Bulandshahr, two each in Saharanpur and Ghaziabad, one each in Kannauj, Aligarh, Hapur, Gautam Buddha Nagar and Sambhal.

In Howrah district's Bordanga area, four children, aged between 8 and 12 years, were in a field collecting mangoes during a thunderstorm when lightning struck them, a police officer said. Moreover, an upper air cyclonic circulation is seen over West Uttar Pradesh from which an upper air trough is running across Delhi up to Nagaland region.

In Andhra Pradesh, nine persons were killed in lightning strikes.

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The DMRC also said service between Inderprashtha and Karol Bagh (on the Blue line) were not available from 5.15 pm due to a tree falling on the overhead electricity (OHE) wires of the up section of the line (towards Dwarka) between Rajiv Chowk and RK Ashram.

The dust storm also swept parts of southern Andhra Pradesh state.

The much-needed reprieve came after a sweltering day, when the maximum temperature had reached 40.60 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal. Two were killed and three injured in Kadapa distict, sources said.

One clocking 109 kmph hit the Safdarjung area at 4:44 pm and continued till 4:46 pm. The other gusting to 96 kmph battered the Palam area at 4.33 pm.

The farmers were trying to place covers on the paddy kept in the field after cutting but did not succeed due to strong winds and rains.

"Thunderstorms will also hit the South, but they won't be as strong", said M Mohapatra, head of services, IMD. Traffic was affected due to uprooting of around 70 trees, and about 25 trees which have fallen on roads are yet to be removed, the traffic police said. The dust storm interrupted a programme that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was to attend at IP Extension.

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