Assam, WB, Bihar face threat of floods

New Delhi: The threat of floods loomed large over Assam, West Bengal and Bihar on Thursday with three major rivers in each of the states flowing above the danger mark.

Dhansiri river at Numaligarh in Assam crossed the danger mark this evening flowing at 78.51 metres, one metre above danger level, according to latest flood forecasting data released by the Central Water Commission here.

Kosi river at Basua in Bihar was flowing at 47.96 metres, a little above the danger level.

The level of the river is still rising, the data said.

Similarly, Teesta river in West Bengal's Domohani was flowing at 86 meters, a little above the danger mark of 85.95 meters.