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Watch: Heavy Rain In Delhi-NCR Causes Roof Collapse At Terminal 1 Of IGI Airport, Severe Waterlogging, Traffic Affected |

New Delhi: Delhi-NCR was struck by a heavy spell of rain on Friday, leading to severe waterlogging across multiple areas. The downpour resulted in significant disruptions, as a roof collapsed at Terminal-1 of Delhi airport, a person died, while 6 other are injured.  

Several cars were buried when a roof collapsed at Terminal-1 of Delhi airport, a fire official on Friday told ANI. Upon receiving the information, approximately three fire tenders were dispatched to the scene.

A rescue operation is in progress to ensure that no additional individuals are trapped in the damaged vehicles.

Following the incident, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has temporarily halted all departures from Terminal 1, and check-in counters are closed as a precautionary measure.

“Around 5.30 am, we received a call regarding a roof collapse at Terminal-1 of Delhi airport. Three fire engines have been rushed to the spot,” said an official from Delhi Fire Services. 

#WATCH | 4 people were injured after a roof collapsed at the Terminal-1 of Delhi airport.

(Video source – Delhi Fire Service)
— ANI (@ANI) June 28, 2024

Traffic Disrupted In Delhi-NCR 

Various regions of Delhi-NCR are grappling with severe waterlogging issues following incessant rainfall that began in the early hours of Friday. Visuals from affected areas show the Govindpuri area of South Delhi and Noida Sector 95 submerged under water. 

The heavy downpour, accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning, has led to significant disruptions across the National Capital Region. 

Authorities are on high alert, with emergency services working to manage the situation and provide relief to affected residents. The weather department has warned of continued rainfall, urging people to stay indoors and avoid waterlogged areas.

Delhi and NCR (National Capital Region) received incessant rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning beginning in the early hours of Friday. 

On Thursday, parts of Delhi received spells of heavy rainfall, bringing much-needed respite from the sweltering heat. 

#WATCH | A car submerged in water and roads heavily flooded due to continuous downpour in Delhi

(Visuals from Minto Road)
— ANI (@ANI) June 28, 2024

IMD Forecast For The Weekend 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the weather in Delhi for the next seven days, expecting generally cloudy skies with varying intensities of rain and gusty winds. 

The IMD has predicted moderate rain accompanied by thunderstorms with temperatures similar to the previous day with the wind speed reaching up to 35 km/h. 

The weather on June 29 is expected to be slightly cooler, with a high of 36°C and a low of 28 Degrees Celsius. The city will likely experience light to moderate rain or thunderstorms, accompanied by winds reaching speeds of 30-40 km/h. 

On June 30, temperatures are predicted to drop further to 34°C, with moderate to heavy rain and gusty winds. For July 1 and 2, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts thunderstorms with moderate rain, maintaining steady temperatures with highs of 34 Degrees Celsius and lows of 27 Degrees Celsius. Wind speeds are expected to vary, staying within the range of 25-35 km/h.

#WATCH | Roads flooded after heavy rain lashed parts of Delhi overnight.

(Visuals from ITO)
— ANI (@ANI) June 28, 2024

(With inputs from ANI)