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Dust storm hits traffic in Delhi, 189 trees uprooted

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 189 trees were uprooted in the national capital during a and dust with a speed of up to 109 kmph that barrelled through and neighbouring areas this evening, the police said.

According to a senior Traffic Police officer, traffic was affected in Lutyens' Delhi, West and South

Traffic was affected due to uprooting of around 70 trees, and about 25 trees which have fallen on roads are yet to be removed, the traffic police said.

All traffic police cranes were deployed while disaster management vehicles of traffic and municipal bodies were being also involved in removing bigger trees which were uprooted, they said.

Delhi Police has received 40 calls about fallen poles which affected traffic movement.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 22:30 IST