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2 Killed, 23 Injured in India Due to Strong Winds

Sat 11 May 2024 | 10:34 PM
Israa Farhan

Two people have died, and 23 others have been injured due to severe weather conditions after a strong dust storm hit the Indian city of Delhi.

According to Delhi Police, as reported by the Indian channel NDTV today (Saturday), the storm caused significant damage to buildings, uprooted several trees, and left more than 200 people without electricity.

In a related context, officials at Delhi Airport stated that nine flights to Jaipur were diverted due to the storm.

Traffic movement in several areas of the national capital was affected due to poor visibility and falling trees, leading to damage to several vehicles.

India experiences various types of extreme weather events, including dust storms, heat waves, and heavy rainfall, particularly during the pre-monsoon and monsoon seasons.

These weather phenomena can cause significant damage to infrastructure, disrupt transportation networks, and pose risks to human life and safety.

Delhi, as the capital city, is often affected by such weather disturbances due to its geographical location and urban density.

Authorities continuously work to improve disaster preparedness and response mechanisms to mitigate the impact of extreme weather events on the population.