Pakistan's army soldiers and vehicles are seen close to the avalanche incident site in Siachen, in northern Pakistan. Rescue workers used bulldozers on Sunday to dig through huge banks of snow. Picture: AP Photo/Inter Services Public Relations, HO
Pakistan's army soldiers and vehicles are seen close to the avalanche incident site in Siachen, in northern Pakistan. Rescue workers used bulldozers on Sunday to dig through huge banks of snow. Picture: AP Photo/Inter Services Public Relations, HO

Avalanche hopes fade

By Reuters Time of article published Apr 9, 2012

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Islamabad- Pakistan’s military hoped for a miracle Sunday as rescue teams searched for 124 soldiers and 11 civilians buried by a Himalayan avalanche near the Indian border, with no sign of survivors more than 24 hours later.

The avalanche engulfed a Pakistani army battalion headquarters near a glacier on Saturday, leaving snow up to 25m deep. The victims are trapped in one of the most unforgiving environments on Earth, at an altitude of 4 500m near the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram mountain range.

– Reuters

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