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Hope Fades for 135 People Feared Dead in Pakistan Avalanche

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan continued its search Sunday for the 135 soldiers and civilians buried by a massive avalanche in mountainous Kashmir near the Indian border, as hopes of finding any survivors faded quickly. Military officials said no bodies have been recovered nearly 36 hours after a 20-meter wall of snow crashed into a military complex in the […]

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135 People Feared Dead in Pakistani Avalanche

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan continues its search Sunday for the 135 soldiers and civilians buried under a 20-meter wall of snow when an avalanche hit a military complex in mountainous Kashmir near the Indian border. Military officials say no bodies have been recovered more than 24 hours after the disaster in the Siachen Glacier region. The military has […]

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135 People Feared Dead in Pakistani Avalanche

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Up to 135 people, mostly Pakistani soldiers, are feared dead after a massive avalanche engulfed a high-altitude military complex in mountainous Kashmir near the Indian border early Saturday. In a statement late Saturday, Pakistan’s military said up to 135 people — 124 army soldiers and 11 civilians — were buried under the wall of snow […]

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Rescuers Dig for 124 Missing in Pakistani Avalanche

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in Pakistan are racing against time searching for at least 124 people missing since a massive avalanche engulfed a high-altitude military base near the Indian border early Saturday. Pakistan’s military said the wall of snow hit the Siachen Glacier region in northern Kashmir, known as the world’s highest battlefield. Both Pakistan and India have […]

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More Than 100 Soldiers Buried in Pakistan Avalanche

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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An avalanche has smashed into a Pakistani military base on a Himalayan glacier along the India border, burying more than 100 soldiers. Pakistan’s military says the avalanche hit the base Saturday morning in the high-altitude Siachen Glacier region of northern Kashmir. A Pakistani army spokesman told VOA’s Deewa Radio the avalanche buried at least 117 […]

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100 Buried in Pakistan Avalanche

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan officials say an avalanche has smashed into a military base on a Himalayan glacier along the India border, burying more than 100 soldiers. Military authorities say the avalanche hit the base Saturday morning in the mountainous Siachen Glacier region, known as the world’s highest battlefield. Pakistan and India have military outposts in the region. […]

100 Buried in Pakistan Avalanche

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan officials say an avalanche has smashed into a military base on a Himalayan glacier along the India border, burying more than 100 soldiers. Military authorities say the avalanche hit the base Saturday morning in the mountainous Siachen Glacier region, known as the world’s highest battlefield. Pakistan and India have military outposts in the region. […]

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100 Buried In Pakistan Avalanche

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan officials say an avalanche has buried at least 100 Pakistani soldiers in the country’s Himalayan region near India. Authorities said Saturday the fate of the soldiers was not immediately clear.

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45 Feared Dead in Afghan Avalanche

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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At least 45 people are feared dead after an avalanche struck remote villages in eastern Afghanistan. Heavy snow engulfed homes in Nuristan province on Monday. Provincial officials say the affected area has been cut off, making it difficult for rescuers to reach trapped villagers. Avalanches are common in Afghanistan’s mountainous north and east, but analysts […]

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Death Toll in Afghan Avalanche Reaches 47

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan authorities say the death toll from Monday’s avalanche in the northeast province of Badakhshan has risen to 47. Rescuers were digging through mounds of snow Wednesday looking for anyone who might have survived the massive snow slide that buried an entire village of about 200 people. Badakhshan governor, Shan Waliullah Adib, said all villagers […]

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