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Hope fading for 139 avalanche victims in Pakistan

04-10-2012 15:40 BJT

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Hopes are fading of rescuing the 139 soldiers and civilians buried under an avalanche of snow in Pakistani administered Kashmir.

The avalanche struck an army camp in the northern Siachen Glacier area on Saturday. So far none of the victims have been found, with renewed snowfall hampering the already difficult rescue mission.

A US specialist team has arrived in the region to provide technical assistance to Pakistani troops, with planes taking aerial pictures of the site.

Siachen is known as "the world's highest battle-ground". Thousands of Pakistani and Indian soldiers perform maneuvers in the harsh disputed territory which divides the two countries.

In this photo released by Inter Services Public Relations on Sunday, April 8, 2012,
Pakistan's army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, center, visit to avalanche incident
site in Siachen, in northern Pakistan.

In this photo released by Inter Services Public Relations on Sunday, April 8, 2012,
Pakistan's army soldiers and vehicles are seen close to the avalanche incident site in
Siachen, in northern Pakistan.

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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