Taj Mahal’s mausoleum damaged due to thunderstorm
Some parts of North India during the last three to four days received heavy rains and thunderstorms.
Due to the thundestorms, parts of Taj Mahal, situated at Agra in Uttar Pradesh, have been seriously affected. The main gate, railing underneath its five dome and a false ceiling at the tourist holding area were reportedly damaged. Images of staff who fixed and attempted to rectify the damage did the rounds on social media.
Officials have stated there was no damage to the main house. Since March Taj Mahal has been shut down as a precaution for controlling COVID-19 virus spread. Thunderstorms have killed more than 10 people in the last few days across Uttar Pradesh.
Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Shah Jahan supposedly designed the landmark building in 1631 as a memorial for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The mausoleum has experienced several natural calamities including acid rain.