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Minaret at Taj Mahal complex collapses after heavy rain, storm

Apr 12. 2018
People gather around base of the Royal Gate at the Taj Mahal complex after a minaret (top R) collapsed during a storm in Agra on April 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO
People gather around base of the Royal Gate at the Taj Mahal complex after a minaret (top R) collapsed during a storm in Agra on April 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO
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By The Statesman
New Delhi

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A stone minaret on the south and royal gate of the Taj Mahal collapsed on Wednesday because of heavy rain and storm, reports said.

The 12-foot pillar — Darwaza-e-Rauza —  at the entry gate collapsed as winds with a velocity of over 130 km per hour swept the city.

The first sight of the Taj Mahal is seen from Darwaza-e-Rauza, which is also known as the ‘Great Gate’.

According to the media reports, the incident occurred around 7:30 pm. No one was hurt in the incident.

Other than Agra, cities like Kanpur, Mathura, Kannauj, Farukkhabad and Etawah also witnessed heavy rains.

Media reports suggest that three people lost their lives in Mathura following heavy rains after a tin roof of their one-room house collapsed.

The sudden change in weather has brought gloom for the farmers as a major part of the wheat crop is lying in the fields.

It is reported that a large portion of crop has been damaged as the harvest was dampened by the rain.

A low-pressure depression in some parts of Uttar Pradesh is leading to the rains.

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