New Delhi: At least two persons have been killed in Delhi due to heavy rainfall and hailstorm that wreaked havoc in the national capital on the evening of May 30.
The deceased has been identified as a 50-year-old man who hailed from the Jama Masjid area of Delhi and he died after a balcony fell over him. The Delhi police has said that no foul play has been suspected so far.
The middle dome finial of the Jama Masjid in Delhi incurred major damages in the heavy downpour and thunderstorm, causing injuries to two-three persons. The canopy at Vijay Chowk was also toppled in the rain.
The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, said that he would write to the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to bring down the damaged portion.
Bukhari, while speaking to the media, informed that the middle dome finial of the Jama Masjid broke into three parts of which two fell down while the other is still stuck there. He warned that if it is not brought down and if it were to fall, then it will end up damaging the wall before it.
Hence, the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid has decided to write a letter to the Director General of the ASI urging him to bring down the damaged portion.
Meanwhile, the heavy downfall coupled with strong winds and hailstorm in some places have caused damages to many cars, brought traffic to a standstill, uprooted many trees and also resulted in power outages in various parts of Delhi and nearby areas.
Apart from these devastation effects, the rains have also led to waterlogging in several areas of the capital and flights also had to be diverted due to the harsh conditions.
The Delhi police said that they have received a total of 294 calls till 8pm regarding the falling of trees after the rain.