Two people died in Delhi due to heavy rain, trees fell at many places, water-logging on roads

New Delhi: Two people lost their lives, while many people were injured due to heavy rain and thunderstorms reaching 100 kmph in the country's capital Delhi on Monday evening. Trees were uprooted at many places in the city, road and air traffic was disrupted and several buildings and vehicles, including the historic Jama Masjid, were damaged.

The police and fire brigade received hundreds of rescue calls, while people faced heavy traffic jams due to waterlogging and uprooting of trees in several areas including Lutyens' Delhi, ITO, Kashmere Gate, MB Road and Rajghat. An official of the Meteorological Department has told that for the first time since 2018, a severe storm has come in Delhi. Delhi recorded 17.8 mm of rain at 5.30 pm and there was a sharp drop in temperature due to thunderstorms. The Safdarjung observatory recorded a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius at 5:40 pm, while it was 40 degrees at 4:20 pm.

At the same time, a 50-year-old man lost his life when a portion of a neighbor's balcony collapsed in the Jama Masjid area of central Delhi. The accident happened when he was standing outside his house. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Shweta Chauhan said that the deceased has been identified as Kailash and died before reaching Sanjeevan Hospital in Daryaganj.

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