Avalanche buries 130 Pakistani soldiers

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An avalanche smashed into a Pakistani army base on the Siachen Glacier close to India today, burying around 130 soldiers, a security official said. Rescue efforts are under way on the remote and frigid Siachen Glacier, where thousands of Pakistani and Indian troops are based, the security official said. He spoke anonymously because the military had yet to release a formal statement.

He said the snow hit a battalion headquarters in the glacier's Gayari sector at 5:45 a.m.Siachen is on the northern tip of the divided Kashmir region.

The two neighboring countries have deployed troops at elevations of up to 6,700 metres (22,000 feet) there. There have been intermittent skirmishes since 1984, and the region is known as the world's highest battlefield.

More soldiers have died from the harsh weather there than combat  (Times of India)
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  • dasa Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:55 AM

    Our hearts go out to the families of the victims (brave soldgers)of this unfortunate tragedy.
    DASA

    MM Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:59 AM

    Both are wrong.....God Will (Nature's disaster)

    Mi Saturday, 07 April 2012 10:59 AM

    Punishment from the god being a puppet of west

    xlntgson Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:46 PM

    How many died in Kargils? Living dangerously is worse than fighting in war, I mean for both Indian & Pakistani troops.

    jack Saturday, 07 April 2012 04:38 PM

    srilanka should help pakistan. Bcouse they r the one who help in final war

    lankan Sunday, 08 April 2012 07:12 AM

    never forget Pakistan's Geneva vote & helped us in final war. we ever thankful to Pakistan..!

    Gamini Udagepola Saturday, 07 April 2012 07:31 AM

    Is it a result of Global warming?. If so, mainly US (& China) is responsible for it.

    buffaloa citizen Monday, 09 April 2012 04:49 AM

    So why not send a contingent of SL soldiers to help and rescue?

    sadun Saturday, 07 April 2012 08:59 AM

    No i think India is responsible


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