Pak avalanche: 12 bodies recovered

Last Updated: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 23:22

Islamabad: Pakistan army Saturday discovered 12 bodies of soldiers and civilians buried under the snow in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir along the Line of Control (LoC) with India, Xinhua reported.

A total of 21 people -- 11 soldiers and 10 civilians -- went missing at Sharda sector early Thursday after an avalanche hit the area along the Line of Control (LoC) with India.
The army found out three soldiers` bodies Friday and pulled out a total of 12 bodies Saturday, a statement from the Pakistan army`s Inter-Services Public Relations said.

The search for the other missing people, however, was still underway, it added.

On April 7, a massive avalanche hit a Pakistani army camp in the Siachen Glacier area, the world`s highest battle-ground, where thousands of Pakistani and Indian soldiers perform duties in harsh cold across the LoC that divides Kashmir.

IANS



First Published: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 23:22

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