Delhi hit by deadly storm: 2 dead, dozens injured, and traffic chaos ensues

A deadly storm in Delhi left 23 injured, and 2 dead. Indian Meteorological Department issues advisory, urging residents to stay indoors. Delays and diversions in flights were reported.

A fierce storm wreaked havoc in Delhi overnight, leaving a trail of destruction and tragedy in its wake. Reports confirm that at least 23 people have been injured, with 2 fatalities attributed to tree uprooting and building damage caused by gusty winds.

The Delhi Police were inundated with distress calls, receiving over 400 PCR calls throughout the night. Among these, 152 were related to tree uprooting incidents, 55 reported building damage, and 202 cited power disruptions.

Dust storms, accompanied by fierce winds and heavy rains, battered the national capital region, leading to chaos on the roads. The adverse weather conditions triggered massive traffic jams, disrupting normalcy across the city. Ten flights bound for Delhi had to be diverted to nearby airports due to the inclement weather, with two Air India flights rerouted to Jaipur.

In response to the crisis, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a cautionary advisory, urging residents to exercise caution and refrain from non-essential travel. The IMD emphasized the need for residents to stay indoors, secure their residences, and avoid unnecessary journeys.

Furthermore, the IMD cautioned against seeking shelter under trees, warning of the risks posed by falling branches. Meanwhile, the Delhi Traffic Police issued alerts for affected areas, including Dharam Marg and Janakpuri, where a road was blocked by a fallen tree.

As the city grapples with the aftermath of the storm, authorities are working tirelessly to restore normalcy and provide assistance to those affected by the calamity.