30 soldiers killed in avalanche in n. Pakistan
At least 30 soldiers were killed and over 100 others buried as an avalanche hit an army camp in the Siachen Glacier area in northern Pakistan, local media reported Saturday.
Quoting unidentified army sources local Urdu TV channel News 5 reported that the avalanche hit the military camp in Gayari sector of Siachen Glacier, located at Pak-India border in Pakistan administered Kashmir, Xinhua reported.
There is no official confirmation about the death of the soldiers yet.
In a brief talk with local TV channel Geo, Inter Services Public Relations' spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said, "at 6 o'clock this morning, this avalanche hit a (military) camp. Over 100 soldiers and personnel are trapped," adding that rescue teams were heading to the scene.
He said that ISPR would brief media about the causalities after the completion of rescue work.
Some media reports have said that the rescue teams are facing problems due to bad weather condition at the Siachen glacier located at the height of 6400 meters above sea level.