As heavy rains hit Agra, a pillar at the entry gate of Taj Mahal fell on Thursday. The pillar located at the southern entry gate of the monument fell around midnight on Thursday, India Today reported.
No casualties have been reported as of now. According to media reports, wind speed went over 100 km per hour during the thunderstorm.
In another rain-related incident, about 50 km from Agra, three children died in Mathura district on Wednesday after a tin roof of their one-room house collapsed. The incident took place when their parents, who happen to be daily wage labourers were not at home.
Also, crops were damaged in several areas in Nandgaon, Vrindavan, Kosi Kalan areas of Mathura district.