A thunderstorm accompanied by rains brought down the mercury by several degrees in New Delhi on Friday morning while six persons were injured when an asbestos sheet fell on them due to gusts of wind in south Delhi.

Thunderstorm and showers hit several parts of the city in the early hours. According to the MeT office, 10 mm of rains were recorded in the past 24 hours ending at 8.30 am.

“Due to the rains, the mercury registered a drop. The minimum temperature was 20.8 degree Celsius, seven degrees below normal,” a MeT official said.

In comparison, the minimum temperature yesterday was 28.1 degree Celsius.

During the storm, an asbestos sheet fell on some people in B-5 alley of Jonapur in south Delhi, injuring six persons, including four children, police said.

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