130 soldiers sweeps in Himalayan avalanche

In the early Morning of April 9-2012 More than 130 Pakistani soldiers sweeps in Himalayan avalanche  on the Siachen Glacier: wiped out the headquarters of a battalion in the district of Gayari. This incident occurred at an altitude of 15,000 feet, the avalanche has left snow up to 25 metres. Siachen has been named as ”The no-man’s-land” which is 20,000 feet above sea level. The Pakistani military has all but acknowledged the deaths of 124 mountain soldiers and 11 civilians, whose garrison at an altitude of some 16,000 feet was buried under 80 feet of snow early Saturday. The military's spokesman, Gen. Athar Abbas, has asked the Pakistani public to "pray for a miracle". More Than 240 rescue workers, using detection dogs, earthmoving machinery and shovels, have braved subzero temperatures and blizzards since Sunday to work around the clock to find the men of the Northern Light Infantry buried alive at the Gayani garrison.

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