Yamuna river touches the wall of Taj Mahal after 45 years

The Yamuna River has reached the walls of Taj Mahal for the first time in 45 years, surpassing its low-level flood mark of 495 feet in Agra.

The floodwater submerged a garden behind the monument and entered the Dussehra Ghat and Itimad-ud-Daula's tomb, but the Taj Mahal is currently under no threat.

Agra officials have prepared for relief efforts and alerted residents, after significant amounts of water were released from Okhla and Gokul barrages into the Yamuna river.

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