Lucknow, Aug 3: Incessant rains have led to a building collapse in old part of Lucknow on Friday. Two people were injured and rescue operations are still underway in Ganeshganj. Heavy rains have damaged over 600 houses in the state. More details are awaited.Also Read - IPL 2022: From CSK to KKR, Remaining Purse of IPL Franchises Ahead of Mega Auction

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UP has seen the worst of rainfall in recent times. Since July, 165 people have lost their lives and more than 130 have been injured in rain-related incidents in different parts of the state. Over 80 cattle lost their lives in rain-related incidents. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed senior officials of all the districts to alert people and asked them to undertake extensive tours of the affected areas and identify dilapidated buildings and get them vacated, a government spokesperson said. Also Read - Remember The Cab Driver Who Was Slapped 22 Times? He Has Now Joined Politics To Raise Voices of Men!

He also directed officials to provide immediate financial and medical assistance to people severely affected by rains. Meanwhile, an SUV plunged 15-20 feet after a service road caved in alongside the Agra-Lucknow expressway today following heavy rains, prompting the state government to order a probe. No one was injured in the incident, officials said.

According to a Central Water Commission report, the Sharda river was flowing above the danger mark in Paliakalan (Lakhimpur) and near the mark at Sharda Nagar (Kheri), while the Ghagra river was above the red mark at Elgin Bridge (Barabanki) and at Ayodhya (Faizabad). While the water level of the Ganga river was rising in Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur, Raebareli, Garhmukteshwar, Mirzapur, Fafamau (Allahabad), Ghazipur and Ballia, the Yamuna was flowing above the danger mark in Mathura. It was also rising in Agra and Eetawah, it said. The water level of the Gomti river was rising in Sultanpur, and the Rapti river in Bahraich, Shravasti and Balrampu, it said.