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11 Killed in Avalanche in Pakistan’s Kashmir Region

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a search is underway for more victims of avalanches that have killed at least 11 soldiers and civilians in a remote outpost in the mountainous Kashmir region. Officials said on Saturday at least nine people were missing, including members of a rescue party who were hit by another slide as they searched […]

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9 Killed in Avalanche in Pakistan’s Kashmir Region

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say an avalanche has killed at least nine soldiers and civilians at a remote outpost in the mountainous Kashmir region. Authorities say the avalanche happened Friday. Local officials say a rescue operation in underway to search for additional bodies, including members of a rescue party who were hit by a second slide. Avalanches […]

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Nepal Ends Search For Climbers Missing After Deadly Avalanche

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency officials in Nepal have suspended their search for climbers missing after a deadly avalanche on the world’s eighth-highest mountain. Officials said at least two French climbers were still unaccounted for late Monday. At least nine people were killed Sunday on Mount Manaslu when it was hit by a wall of snow in one of […]

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Several Missing After Deadly Nepal Avalanche

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Emergency officials in Nepal say several people are still missing Monday following a deadly avalanche on the world’s eighth-highest mountain. At least nine people were killed Sunday on Mount Manaslu when it was hit by a wall of snow in one of the worst tragedies in Himalayan mountaineering in recent years. Several people were rescued […]

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Nine Killed in Himalayan Avalanche

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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At least nine climbers have been killed in an avalanche on the world’s eighth-highest mountain. About 25 people were near the top of the 8,156-meter Mount Manaslu in Nepal when it was hit by a wall of snow early Sunday, in one of the worst tragedies in Himalayan mountaineering in recent years. Local officials said […]

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Severe Weather Hampers Pakistan Avalanche Rescue Efforts

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Severe weather has hampered the rescue efforts in northern Kashmir were hundreds of rescue workers are searching for 135 Pakistani soldiers and civilians who were buried in an massive avalanche last week at a military base. The military said Friday the low temperatures are affecting the heavy machinery being used to dig though the snow […]

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Search Continues for Avalanche Survivors in Pakistan

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of rescuers continue searching for survivors of last week’s massive avalanche that buried at least 135 Pakistani soldiers and civilians at a military base in northern Kashmir. Pakistan’s military says the rescue efforts are being concentrated on five points in the high-altitude Siachen Glacier region, which was pummeled by a 20-meter wall of snow […]

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Pakistan Avalanche Renews Calls for Glacier’s Demilitarization

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A massive avalanche that buried more than 135 Pakistani soldiers and civilians at a military base in northern Kashmir has revived calls for the region’s demilitarization. A 20-meter wall of snow plowed into the military complex in the high-altitude Siachen Glacier region near the Indian border early Saturday. Pakistan and India both claim the glacier, […]

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Weather Hampers Avalanche Recovery Efforts in World’s Highest Battlefield

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Poor weather conditions are hampering recovery efforts two days after an avalanche buried more than 135 Pakistani soldiers and civilians in what is known as the world’s highest battlefield. A 20-meter wall of snow plowed into the military complex in the Siachen Glacier region near the Indian border early Saturday. Both Pakistan and India have […]

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US Team in Pakistan to Assist in Avalanche Recovery Efforts

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. team of military experts arrives in Pakistan Monday to provide technical assistance in the recovery efforts for the 135 soldiers and civilians buried by a massive avalanche in mountainous Kashmir near the Indian border. Pakistan’s army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, visited the disaster site Sunday and supervised rescue efforts on the remote […]

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