New Delhi, June 2: At least two people lost their lives in Moradabad city of Uttar Pradesh after a thunderstorm hit the city on Friday evening, a news agency ANI reported. Due to the dust storm, which hit Delhi-NCR on Friday evening, trees were uprooted and power supply was also disrupted.
The dust storm also brought down temperatures, bringing some respite from the sultry weather to the people. A few flights were also diverted due to the dust storm, sources at the IGI Airport said. The dust storm hit Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, and Ghaziabad. Some parts also experienced rainfall.
According to airport sources, the dust storm caused diversion of three flights, including a Delhi-bound Indigo flight from Chennai, which was re-routed to Lucknow.
Airlines such as Jet Airways and Vistara took to Twitter to announce delays in arrivals and departures due to air-traffic congestion in Delhi due to the adverse weather.
On May 29, 40 people had lost their lives and many were left injured in Jharkhand, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh after a massive thunderstorm wreaked havoc in various parts of the states. The thunderstorm also resulted in a huge loss of property, according to the reports. Maximum deaths took place as the storm collapsed houses and electricity poles/ trees fell on people. While 12 people have reportedly died in Jharkhand, the death toll reached 19 in Bihar and nine in Uttar Pradesh.