Delhi dust storm: Woman killed, daughter hurt

NEW DELHI: A 37-year-old woman died while her minor daughter and another man were injured after a tin sheet allegedly fell on them in southwest Delhi’s Palam area on Friday during a dust storm, police said.
The deceased has been identified as Sonu Kataria, they said, adding that her nine-year-old daughter Nikita also sustained injuries and is stated to be in a critical condition.

A healthworker waits for relativees to unload the body of a man, who died from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), for the burial during a dust storm at a graveyard in New Delhi, April 16, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

The man, who was riding a cycle and passing by, sustained minor injuries, they said.
A strong dust storm barrelled through the national capital on Friday, affecting visibility and air quality, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
During the storm, a tin sheet fell on the road from the fourth floor of a building at Palam village, leaving three people injured, including the mother-daughter duo who were walking on the road, a senior police officer said.
The tin sheet slit the woman’s throat leading to her death while her daughter is in a serious condition.
The minor girl and the man were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, the officer said.


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