Lucknow: At least 18 people lost their lives and one got injured in the last 24 hours due to heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh. Six animals were also injured because of rains lashing the state. Nearly 158 houses were reportedly damaged due to downpour. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Directs For Quarantine of 1 Lakh People Who Have Entered UP in Past 3 Days

The water level has risen in the Ganga, Ramganga, Sharda and Ghagra and in several districts, it has even crossed the danger mark. Earlier today Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath conducted an aerial survey to take stock of the situation of the flood-affected areas in Basti district of the state. Also Read - Covid-19 Lockdown: As Exodus of Workers Continues, UP Arranges Buses to Bring Them Home | Watch

A number of houses collapsed due to incessant rains in different parts of Hardoi district on Wednesday and Thursday. Four persons of the same family died after a roof of a house collapsed in Charam Tara Majra village. District Magistrate Hardoi Pulkit Khare said that efforts were being taken to mitigate people whose houses are prone and compensation to the family members of the deceased would also be provided soon.

A total 11 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had also been deployed in nine districts of the state to deal with any emergency caused by the heavy rain and floods in ten rivers that are now above the danger line. UP Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) flood battalions of 17 different companies have also been deployed in 26 different districts for relief work.

Heavy rains also lashed parts of Delhi on Thursday bringing respite from the humidity and heat. Heavy showers were also reported in some parts of Noida. The weatherman had forecast cloudy sky with light rain and thundershowers.