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A roof collapsed in the Delhi airport terminal amid storms and heavy rain

A roof collapsed in the Delhi airport terminal amid storms and heavy rain

Part of the roof of one of the terminals at India’s busiest airport collapsed early Friday amid thunderstorms and heavy rain, causing injuries and stranding passengers. The airport suspended all outgoing flights from the terminal.

Indian Minister of Civil Aviation He said in a post on social media: Officials at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport said rescue operations were underway at Terminal 1 and emergency personnel were on the scene. Airport officials said the collapse occurred around 5 a.m. local time in the airport’s departure area and that all departures from the terminal were suspended. Terminal 1 handles domestic flights.

Part of the roof collapsed on the loading and unloading area outside the station, crushing several vehicles, the Press Trust of India reported. ReportedCiting local fire officials. The report added that at least six people were injured.

More than 600 flights from the airport were delayed, and 17 flights were canceled as of about 8 a.m., according to FlightAware, a flight information tracking website.

The terminal was recently renovated and expanded to reach its capacity of 40 million passengers annually. according to Press release from the airport.

This is a developing story.

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