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Taj Mahal's marble railings damaged in thunderstorm

May 31, 2020 09:36 IST

A thunderstorm in Agra on Friday night damaged the marble railings of the iconic Taj Mahal, prompting officials of the Archaeological Survey of India to rush there for repair work. Part of the marble railing at the back of the main mausoleum towards river Yamuna fell, along with a red sandstone railing. The storm also damaged the main wooden main gate of the monument. Wind speeds of 124 kilometres per hour also brought down trees in the monument compound. It is not the first time that Taj has faced damages due to thunderstorms. In April and May 2018, there were similar damages to the monument due to thunderstorms.