Official: Avalanche buries 130 Pakistan soldiers
April 7, 2012 10:00AM (UTC)
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A security official says an avalanche has buried 130 Pakistani soldiers in a Himalayan region close to India.
The incident happened early Saturday on the Siachen Glacier, where thousands of Pakistani and Indian troops are based.
The security official says snow engulfed a battalion headquarters in Gayari district.
He spoke anonymously because the military had yet to release a formal statement.
Siachen is on the northern tip of the divided Kashmir region claimed by both India and Pakistan.
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