BREAKING: 150 Pakistan Soldiers feared dead - buried under avalanche

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posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 12:46 AM
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BREAKING: 150 Pakistan Soldiers feared dead - buried under avalanche



www.bbc.co.uk...

At least 100 Pakistani troops have been buried by an avalanche in the disputed Kashmir region, officials say.

Local TV stations say that the incident happened near the Siachen glacier in the eastern Karakoram mountain range.

The AP news agency, quoting a security official, says 130 soldiers were buried when a battalion headquarters in the Gayari district was engulfed.

The area is in the northern tip of the divided Kashmir region which is claimed by both India and Pakistan.

Pakistan army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told the AFP news agency that at least 100 soldiers were missing, and that a rescue operation had begun.
(visit the link for the full news article)


www.presstv.ir

Around 150 soldiers are feared to have been buried by an avalanche in northern Pakistan, local media say.
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 12:46 AM
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Rest In Peace. Hope they can be saved under the piles of snow. A massive tragedy.

It happened in the Siachen area close to Pakistan/India border.
en.wikipedia.org...

It includes a whole battalion of soldiers from a Pakistan HQ, including a colonel.

www.huffingtonpost.com...
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.

Rescue operation is currently underway.

www.presstv.ir
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 12:54 AM
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Looks like the US finally perfected the avalanche weapon we all read about in the late 80's.

But that is kinda weird. I'm sure lots of conspiracy theories will fly about.



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posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 01:23 AM
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Originally posted by mayabong
Looks like the US finally perfected the avalanche weapon we all read about in the late 80's.

But that is kinda weird. I'm sure lots of conspiracy theories will fly about.



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Are you #ing serious?I though it would take a little longer before some one blamed the US.


OP your articles don't say much.



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 01:31 AM
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News just coming in. Have updated with BBC article.



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 01:36 AM
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Originally posted by corporation
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News just coming in. Have updated with BBC article.


that's what I figured from the links.I'll have a look at the updated ones.



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 01:51 AM
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Ugh, that sucks. Buried alive, drowning and fire have gotta be the worse ways to go. Hopefully some of them can get rescued in time.....



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 01:53 AM
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Lol all of our skiing resorts all have avalanche weapons :p



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 02:39 AM
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Fooling around in the snow will do that to you ... They have been trading artillery shots with India up there for years....Boom!!
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posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 03:03 AM
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Originally posted by mayabong
Looks like the US finally perfected the avalanche weapon we all read about in the late 80's.

But that is kinda weird. I'm sure lots of conspiracy theories will fly about.



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No it only takes a yank to clap his hand,wouldn't want to be a rescuer.I'd be to worried about the yank patting himself on the back.You know he just has too!



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 03:43 AM
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Originally posted by 13th Zodiac

Originally posted by mayabong
Looks like the US finally perfected the avalanche weapon we all read about in the late 80's.

But that is kinda weird. I'm sure lots of conspiracy theories will fly about.



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No it only takes a yank to clap his hand,wouldn't want to be a rescuer.I'd be to worried about the yank patting himself on the back.You know he just has too!




posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 03:48 AM
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Originally posted by mayabong
Looks like the US finally perfected the avalanche weapon we all read about in the late 80's.

But that is kinda weird. I'm sure lots of conspiracy theories will fly about.



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You know.... avalanches in snowy mountains aren't weird..........

The US has no reason to kill 150 Pakistani soldiers...

Trust me, I'm usually the first to blame our government but no.... This is just a tragic incident, judging by the story.



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 05:26 AM
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so let me get this straight....

a Pakistani troop consists of 1.5 soldiers?



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 05:43 AM
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Originally posted by LurkerLegacy
so let me get this straight....

a Pakistani troop consists of 1.5 soldiers?


press tv link mentions 150



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 05:46 AM
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rip young men at war,

i must beg to ask,



how many more



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 06:24 AM
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presstv link does not mention troops. only soldiers.

bbc says 100 troops. if its 100 troops and 150 soldiers that makes each troop 1.5 soldiers, no?

where i live a troop is many soldiers. like 10 or more.



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 07:04 AM
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I think it is just a language issue. It sounds like what you refer to as a troop, is what other countries call units or platoons etc. Could be wrong though, language is all messed up these days
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posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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This is terrible! I hope that the rest of the battalion is nearby and able to help their comrades.

I wonder if Pakistan has comprehensive maps of their avalanche zones or not? If they did I would imagine that they wouldn't set up the Battalion HQ right in the path.



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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News just said that it's 80 feet of snow.
There's no chance that anyone is still alive after that.
It's in a disputed area, maybe they should just agree that it's no man's land, and make it an extra, extra wide border.
No need for anyone to ever live there, with the avalanche danger.



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by snowspirit
News just said that it's 80 feet of snow.
There's no chance that anyone is still alive after that.
It's in a disputed area, maybe they should just agree that it's no man's land, and make it an extra, extra wide border.
No need for anyone to ever live there, with the avalanche danger.


damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

When I lived in denver, there was a blizzard which dropped something like 4.5 feet on the city... THAT was hell... I couldn't imagine 80 feet. Granted this is probably a RESULT OF the avalanche, but still... 80 feet??? An 80 foot tidal wave would wreck an entire country.... wow...

I'm sorry by 80 feet trips me out.




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