Taj Mahal in Agra Uttar pradesh state constructed during Mughal empire is considered to be one of the admired monuments in the world and has been a huge tourist attraction for decades.
The monument has been shut for more than three months due to the nationwide lockdown to fight the spread of coronavirus.
Sunday’s thunderstorm and lightning have caused large-scale damage in Mainpuri, Agra, Lakhimpur Khiri and Muzaffarnagar districts with reports of several people losing their lives.
Photos of workers assessing the damage have flooded social media platforms.
However, there are no reports of any damage being caused to the main Taj Mahal building.
Superintending Archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India, Vasant Kumar Swarnkar, told news agency , “One sandstone railing which was a part of the original structure has been damaged.”
The weather department has said that rains and thunderstorm will continue to occue in the next few days until 2 June.
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