New Delhi, May 18, 2021: As Cyclone Tauktae wreaks havoc in different parts of the country, videos of the Gateway of India getting slammed by the strong waves from the Arabian Sea have gone viral.
The clips recently surfaced online, and they show strong waves crashing on the walls of the Gateway of India.One of the videos seems to have been recorded from the Taj Mahal hotel, which stands beside the Gateway of India. Take a look at the videos shared by netizens on Twitter:
In the videos, strong waves crashed on the walls of the monument, breaching the barriers that generally separate tourists. Strong winds can also be heard in the background. Winds blew at 114 kmph in Mumbai on Monday afternoon as the cyclonic storm passed close to the Mumbai coast, civic officials said.
The videos, which garnered several views on social media platforms, managed to shock several netizens. They called the frightening scenes in the clips shocking.
Cyclone Tauktae began making landfall on Gujarat’s coast on Monday night. Two lakh people have been evacuated in Gujarat. Tauktae, potentially the most devastating cyclone to hit Gujarat in almost 23 years, hit the Gujarat coast in Saurashtra between Diu and Una around 9 PM, and ended around 12 AM on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department said.
At least six people died and nine were injured in Maharashtra and four people were killed in Gujarat on Monday as Cyclone Tauktae intensified.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday interacted with Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan CMs to take stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone Tauktae.