Avalanche in Himalayas buries 135

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Eleven civilians and 124 Pakistani soldiers were buried by an avalanche at a major army base on a Himalayan glacier near India Saturday according to military officials and the Washington Post.
Because of the rough terrain, it is unlikely that any of the victims will be recovered, the Chicago Tribune reported. The soldiers were sleeping in the base headquarters when the avalanche buried them in 80 feet of snow.
Rescue efforts have so far had little effect. Army officials are now hoping for a miracle, the Washington Post said.

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