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Friday’s Thunderstorms Cause Damage to Parts of the Taj Mahal

Friday’s Thunderstorms Cause Damage to Parts of the Taj Mahal
The main structure of the monument was not damaged, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The damages are minor and the main structure remains unaffected

OT Staff
June 02 , 2020
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The severe thunderstorms that were witnessed across North India on Friday, 29th of May, left the Taj Mahal in a state of minor disrepair.
The heavy downpour resulted in damage to several parts of the compound, including a sandstone railing part of the original structure of the monument, the base stone of the main gate, and a marble railing which was a newer addition.

A false ceiling in a waiting area for tourists also collapsed, as was detailed by Vasant Kumar Swarnkar of the Archaeological Survey of India while speaking to AFP. No damage was dealt to the main structure of the historical mausoleum. The Taj Mahal, one of the seven Wonders of the World and one of India’s biggest tourist draws, has remained shut since March on account of the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown. Luckily, all damages to the parts of the monument have been described as minor.


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