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PICS: Minaret of Taj Mahal's Entry Gate Collapses in Thunderstorm

India | News18 | April 13, 2018, 8:53 am
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 Tourists walk past the debris after a powerful storm Wednesday night toppled two minarets at the entry gates of the Taj Mahal monument in Agra, India on April 12, 2018. The 17th century Taj Mahal attracts more than 7 million visitors a year. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. (Image: AP)

Tourists walk past the debris after a powerful storm Wednesday night toppled two minarets at the entry gates of the Taj Mahal monument in Agra, India on April 12, 2018. The 17th century Taj Mahal attracts more than 7 million visitors a year. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors at Taj Mahal where a minaret crashed down in Wednesday's thunderstorm, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

Visitors at Taj Mahal where a minaret crashed down in Wednesday's thunderstorm, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

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 People gather around base of the Royal Gate at the Taj Mahal complex after a pillar (top R) collapsed during a storm in Agra. (Image: AFP)

People gather around base of the Royal Gate at the Taj Mahal complex after a pillar (top R) collapsed during a storm in Agra. (Image: AFP)

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 Tourists walk past the debris after a powerful storm Wednesday night toppled two minarets at the entry gates of the Taj Mahal monument in Agra. (Image: AP)

Tourists walk past the debris after a powerful storm Wednesday night toppled two minarets at the entry gates of the Taj Mahal monument in Agra. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors at Taj Mahal where a minaret crashed down in Wednesday's thunderstorm, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

Visitors at Taj Mahal where a minaret crashed down in Wednesday's thunderstorm, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

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 People gather around base of the Royal Gate entrance at the Taj Mahal complex next to a fallen pillar that collapsed during a storm in Agra. (Image: AFP)

People gather around base of the Royal Gate entrance at the Taj Mahal complex next to a fallen pillar that collapsed during a storm in Agra. (Image: AFP)

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 People gather around base of the Royal Gate entrance at the Taj Mahal complex next to a fallen pillar that collapsed during a storm in Agra. (Image: AFP)

People gather around base of the Royal Gate entrance at the Taj Mahal complex next to a fallen pillar that collapsed during a storm in Agra. (Image: AFP)