Shimla: The heat wave continued to sweep the hilly Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday with temperatures being recorded two to five degrees above average despite rain in some towns, including Shimla. In some areas, the mercury hovered around 40 degrees Celsius.
The mortal remains of a Gujarat fisherman, who died under mysterious conditions in a Pakistani jail in July, will be flown back home on September 18 to Mumbai, from where he will be taken to his native village.
A semi-clad body of a 28-year-old woman with 50 per cent burn injuries was found near a village here. The woman`s body, which had injury marks of sharp weapons, was recovered from a thicket near Singhan village last evening, police said today. The woman had been missing from her house since Saturday morning, they added.
The intense heatwave conditions prevailing in the lower hills of Himachal Pradesh continued unabated for the third day on Sunday, with Una in Shivalik foothills recording a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius, the highest in 25 years.