Saturday, April 14, 2012

Siachen tragedy - Day 7: Foreign teams arrive to help avalanche rescuers

Landslide in Siachen has blanketed 138 Pakistan Army personnel since one week
The rescue operation in Siachen, Pakistan entered its seventh day with the arrival of three Swiss, six German and eight American experts on Friday.
The search operation, undertaken to evacuate buried soldiers, gained momentum after German, Swiss and American experts reached the Gayari area, a military official administering the army operation said.
Other military officials, who provide updates about the rescue operation through a helpline, said that at present rescuers are set to dig a 130-foot tunnel into the snow and are mainly focusing on six ‘priority points’ where they believe the army’s battalion headquarters was present in Gyari.


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