Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hopes fading for 135 Trapped Pakistani soldiers at Siachen


Islamabad: Hopes are fading for more than 130 Pakistani soldiers missing after an avalanche swept through a remote mountain base on Saturday morning. 

Rescue teams aided by search dogs are using bulldozers to dug through tons of snow and rubble amid the bitter cold and high peaks of Kashmir on Sunday. 

A senior officer said it would take a miracle to find anyone alive in the world's highest battlefield.
"All we can do now is pray. It is such a desperately tough place that it need a miracle for someone to have survived," he said. 

 The 3000-ft wide avalanche buried 135 people – 124 soldiers and 11 civilian workers – early on Saturday morning.

Indian Prime Minister has said that his country is willing to help Pakistan to find trapped soldiers in Siachen.

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