Delhi schools to remain shut on Tuesday afternoon

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New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) In view of a warning by the weatherman of thunderstorms and squalls in many parts of India, including the national capital, the Delhi government on Monday decided to keep all schools closed on Tuesday afternoon, an official said.

The decision to shut schools in the afternoon session was taken in the evening at an emergency meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, a senior official attending the meeting told IANS.

Thunderstorms and squalls are “very, very likely at isolated places in Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi”, the weather office has predicted.

Last week, thunderstorms had wreaked havoc in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, killing nearly 100 people.

IANS

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