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New Delhi, March 12

A massive dust storm accompanied by strong winds lashed Delhi on Saturday evening leading to trees falling in some areas and disrupting traffic in several parts of west and south Delhi.

The dust storm, which came after showers in the morning in the city, was again followed by rain as well as hail in some parts of Delhi. However the minimum and maximum temperatures remained above average.

Traffic police officials said they received calls about falling of trees in Rohini and Pitampura in north Delhi, which led to congestion on roads. Some vehicles were also damaged when the falling trees fell on them. The dust storm resulted in traffic snarls between 4 p.m. to 7.30 pm in many parts of west Delhi including Azadpur, Jahangirpuri and Punjabi Bagh. In south Delhi, the affected areas included Moti Nagar and Vasant Vihar.

Commuters tweeted about the dust storm. "Delhi, this is one big storm coming. Get yourself in people," Shikha Gautam tweeted. "Heavy rain and hail storm in Delhi, leads traffic chaos," Arpit Pal said.

 

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