No trace of Pak soldiers yet
REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI
Islamabad, Apr 11: Five days after a huge avalanche buried their camp in high mountains of the Karakoram range, army rescuers are yet to find any trace or bodies of 138 people missing in the calamity, mostly soldiers.
Fresh snowfall and plunging temperatures are hampering the rescue efforts, as over 500 army personnel using bulldozers and heavy snow clearance machinery cleared a 450-metre access track to the site.
The rescuers have mapped out five "priority points", believing that the missing personnel of the 6th Northern Light Infantry manning the battalion headquarters could be buried there, a military statement said.
The areas have been mapped out by the Strategic Plans Division, an elite nuclear formation equipped with sophisticated gadgets, even as experts said there was little chance of finding any survivors.
The rescue operation at Gyari in Siachen sector was continuing despite "weather hazards", the statement said.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
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