U.S Team Arrives With Good Intentions To Rescue Soldiers Trapped In Avalanche.
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U.S Team Arrives With Good Intentions To Rescue Soldiers Trapped In Avalanche.

Islamabad : Pakistan | Apr 09, 2012 at 8:22 AM PDT
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BBC News - Search for avalanche survivors in Kashmir 2012

It has been 2 days since the accident happened when a huge wall of snow crashed down on a Pakistan miltary camp.However, extreme bad weather continues to hamper rescue work.

Miltary engineers with heavy equipment and sniffer dogs desperately try to approach the remote mountanious region but inclement weather prevents them in the rescue operation.

According to miltary sources the disaster took place between 5a.m and 6 a.m on April 7 when snow and stones together with slush and mud slide 1000 meters wide and 25 meters high came crashing down into the camp burying the soldiers alive.

Recent reports state 135 soldiers and not 150(as reported earlier) are feared trapped under the massive avalanche.

U.S. specialists arrived to assist the army personnel in Islamabad, late Sunday night.

So far the efforts by Pakistani military team proved futile when efforts were unsuccessful via helicopters and airplanes to reach the area and officials say it could take days to complete the rescue work.

The U.S. team will join the Pakistani team shortly and it is hoped relations between the two nations will become more cordial.

Source:Dawn.com.pk

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FauziaSultana is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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