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Thunderstorm kills 9 in Delhi

Thunderstorm kills 9 in Delhi
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New Delhi: Thunderstorm kills 9 in Delhi, At least nine people were killed in the NCR region, including six in Delhi, as a massive thunderstorm lashed the region crippling road traffic, metro services and flight operations and hitting power supply.

New Delhi: At least nine people were killed in the NCR region, including six in Delhi, as a massive thunderstorm lashed the region crippling road traffic, metro services and flight operations and hitting power supply.

New Delhi: Thunderstorm kills 9 in Delhi

Delhi Police said six 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 90 kmph. The storm struck Delhi at 4:58 pm immediately throwing normal life out of gear.

New Delhi: Thunderstorm kills 9 in Delhi

Thousands of people were stranded outside Metro stations and on roads as traffic almost came to a halt due the storm which darkened the sky. Most areas in city plunged into darkness immediately after the storm as uprooted trees snapped power lines. Metro train services were disrupted on almost all lines for about an hour due to power failure during the evening rush time. The storm hit the operations at the IGI airport here as flying debris damaged five aircraft and forced the diversion of 24 planes to other nearby destinations.

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