Lethal rainstorm in northern India somewhat harms Taj Mahal
Lethal rainstorm in northern India somewhat harms Taj Mahal 
AGRA: A lethal rainstorm that moved across parts of northern India harmed segments of the Taj Mahal complex, including the primary door and a railing running beneath its five grandiose arches, authorities said Sunday.

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, India's top vacation destination has been closed since mid-March as a major aspect of measures to attempt to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

AFP pictures demonstrated specialists evaluating the railing of the primary catacomb, after the tempest on Friday night battered Agra city in northern Uttar Pradesh state.

"One sandstone railing which was a piece of the first structure has been harmed," Superintending Archeologist of the Archeological Survey of India, Vasant Kumar Swarnkar, told AFP.

"One marble railing which was a later expansion, a bogus roof in the traveler holding region and the base stone of the fundamental door has likewise been harmed."

He added there was no harm to the primary structure of the landmark to cherish — worked by Mughal head Shah Jahan as a tomb for his dearest spouse Mumtaz Mahal, who kicked the bucket conceiving an offspring in 1631.

Nearby media reports said tempests and lightning on Friday killed at any rate 13 individuals in two Uttar Pradesh areas.

Deadly lightning strikes are moderately normal during the June-October rainstorm season.

A year ago, at any rate 150 individuals were slaughtered by lightning in August and September in Madhya Pradesh state in focal India.