Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pakistan Avalanche: Rescuers Recover Victims

The first bodies have been recovered after a devastating avalanche engulfed a Pakistan army base in the Himalayas, Sky sources say.

A security official said more than 12 bodies have been recovered from the Gayari sector of Siachen in the country's north.

The avalanche buried more than 100 soldiers at the base early this morning.

Troops with sniffer dogs, aided by helicopters, have been trying to find signs of survivors in the snow.

A team of doctors and paramedics has also been sent to the mountainous area, a security official said. Read More