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Snow from Pakistan avalanche 80 feet deep

Last Updated: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 22:39

Islamabad: Snow from an avalanche that buried over 100 Pakistani soldiers near the Indian border on Saturday was up to 80 feet deep, state television reported, suggesting their chances of survival were slim.
State television, quoting the Army spokesman, also said the avalanche covered an area 0.62 miles (1 kilometre) wide.
More than 12 hours after the disaster at the entrance to the Siachen Glacier, no survivors had been found.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 22:39
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