Powerful rainstorm drowned 12 people in the Indian capital

At least 12 people were killed and dozens more were injured in a powerful rainstorm that hit on Monday evening at the Indian capital Delhi, said on Tuesday the Indian media quoted city officials.

Powerful monsoon rain, accompanied by gusts of wind speed reaches 90 miles per hour, struck Delhi on Monday evening. Wind felled trees, tore roofs off houses in poor neighborhoods. Just a few hours in the city fell 51.4 millimeters of precipitation.

According to the newspaper «Times of India», at least six people were killed as a result of electric shock due to a broken wind wiring. Another six people were killed by the collapse of walls and roofs, which have fallen from the flow of water and high winds.

Movement in the Indian capital was paralyzed for several hours. Water flooded many streets and intersections. Were almost all the main roads of the city.

Authorities are reminded that the monsoon season in India has just begun, and urge people to be cautious during storm events that are going on here at the end of June to September.

Source: RIA Novosti

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