4 killed in rain, fierce storm in Delhi-NCR; flights, metro services hit

Blackout at Delhi’s Rajpath after a sudden thunderstorm struck New Delhi on Sunday.

Neighbourhood News Desk: Four people were killed in Delhi-NCR on Sunday in a powerful dust storm and rain, with the season’s strongest winds disrupting air and road traffic, uprooting more than 250 trees and causing widespread power failures across the national capital region.More than 40 people were killed and many more were injured as storms and lightning also struck large swathes in other parts of the country. Deaths were reported in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. More than 130 people were killed across north India on May 2 in dust storms and thundershowers.

In Faridabad, more than 100 trees and 40 electric poles were uprooted, and over 10 people were injured in the storm. Incidents of wall collapse were reported from Najafgarh, Transit Camp, Nehru Place, Mohan Garden in Uttam Nagar and Raj Nagar in Palam. City witnessed traffic snarls at several places and power cuts were reported in areas including Defence Colony, Munirka, Amar Colony, Greater Kailash I and Vasant Kunj. Several areas in Gurugram and east, west and outer Delhi saw outages that ran up to five hours.

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