A 60-year-old man has been found frozen to death in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district amid a prevailing cold wave in the state.
A 60-year-old man has been found frozen to death in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district amid a prevailing cold wave in the state. The body of the man was found by his family members on Friday — two days after he left his house, ANI reported.
Police has taken custody of the body. “It will be returned to his family after post-mortem,” ANI quoted police as saying.
The development comes as several areas in Himachal received fresh snowfall on Thursday, sending down temperatures by several notches.
Shimla received 50 cm snowfall on Thursday, which is the second highest snowfall in a day in the last 30 years, PTI reported. The city had received 54.1 cm snowfall in a day on February 12, 2002, said Shimla Met centre director Manmohan Singh.
While Keylong continued to be the coldest place in the state at minus 6.3 degrees Celsius, Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded a low of minus 4.6 degrees Celsius.
Kufri and Dalhousie shivered at minus 1.1 and minus 1.2 degrees Celsius respectively. Shimla and Manali registered a low of 1.8 and degrees Celsius respectively.
Source: India Today