Parts Of Taj Mahal Complex Damaged In Thunderstorm, Main Structure Safe

Agra : A fatal rainstorm that moved across northern pieces of the nation harmed areas of the Taj Mahal complex, including the principle entryway and a railing running beneath its five grandiose vaults, authorities said Sunday.

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the nation’s top vacation destination has been closed since mid-March as a component of measures to attempt to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Pictures indicated laborers evaluating the railing of the fundamental catacomb, after the tempest on Friday night battered Agra.

“One sandstone railing which was a piece of the first structure has been harmed,” Superintending Archeologist of the Archeological Survey of India, Vasant Kumar Swarnkar, told AFP.

“One marble railing which was a later expansion, a bogus roof in the vacationer holding region and the base stone of the fundamental entryway has additionally been harmed.”

He added there was no harm to the primary structure of the landmark to adore – worked by Mughal sovereign Shah Jahan as a tomb for his dearest spouse Mumtaz Mahal, who passed on conceiving an offspring in 1631.

Nearby media reports said rainstorms and lightning on Friday killed in any event 13 individuals in two Uttar Pradesh areas.

Deadly lightning strikes are moderately regular during the June-October storm season.

A year ago, at any rate 150 individuals were murdered by lightning in August and September in Madhya Pradesh.

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