Avalanche buries ~100 Pakistani soldiers

By | April 7, 2012

20120407-134402.jpgISLAMABAD – An avalanche smashed into a Pakistani army base on a Himalayan glacier along the Indian border on Saturday, burying around 100 soldiers, the military said.

Helicopters, sniffer dogs and troops were deployed to the remote Siachen Glacier to rescue those trapped, according to a military statement.

Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, the army spokesman, said he had no word on whether any people had survived the avalanche.

The avalanche hit a battalion headquarters in the glacier’s Gayari sector at 5:45 a.m, according to a security official who didn’t give his name because he is not an official spokesman.

Category: War

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