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'Taj city' Agra goes on a 72-hour weather alert

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Published on 4 May 2018 7:35 AM GMT

Taj city Agra goes on a 72-hour weather alert
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Agra: A 72-hour alert has been sounded in the Taj Nagri of Uttar Pradesh by the weather officials and also issued a detailed advisory to manage any imminent disaster.

This comes after a 132-kmph dust storm hit the city on the intervening night of Wednesday-Thursday bringing heavy showers and hailstorm that killed 44 people and destroyed properties worth in crores.

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Agra has witnessed two devastating storms in 20 days. More than 1,400 villages continue to remain without power supply.

Trains were still running late. Historical buildings, including the Taj Mahal have suffered extensive damages. Two wooden doors of the Taj minarets have been damaged and several trees in the mausoleum were uprooted.

  • A separate ward has been opened there and a dedicated team of doctors has been deputed.
  • Medical staffs have been ensured to provide prompt services and ensure there was no lack of medicines.
  • A team of officials were deputed to survey affected villages and evaluate loss of property and crop.

The district magistrate has promised adequate compensation.

Divisional Commissioner K. Ram Mohan Rao and Dayal have visited the medical college hospital to review arrangements.

District magistrate Gaurav Dayal along with Special Superintendent Amit Pathak and other senior officials visited several villages in Khairagarh.

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