Pakistan Avalanche Buries 135

    FILE -  This Feb. 1, 2005 file photo shows an aerial view of the Siachen Glacier, which traverses the Himalayan region dividing India and Pakistan, about 750 kilometers (469 miles) northwest of Jammu, India. Nearly 60 million people living around the Himalayas will suffer food shortages in the coming decades as glaciers shrink and the water sources they depend upon to water their crops dry up, a study concluded Thursday, but Dutch scientists writing in the journal Science concluded the impact would be less severe than predicted a few years ago by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

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    An avalanche near the Indian border trapped 124 Pakistani soliders and 11 civilians early Saturday morning, and officials said by the nighttime that there are no signs of survivors. The avalanche came upon them suddenly and a helicopter team and search dogs have been deployed in the hunt for missing personnel, but casualties are expected in a region where Indian and Pakistani troops face off against each other and the inhospitable climate 20,000 feet above sea level. Eleven civilian employees were with the soldiers.

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