Pakistan Avalanche Buries 135

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.