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Harsh Weather Hurts Rescue Work

April 13 2012


A blizzard on a Himalayan glacier is hampering efforts of more than 450 rescuers working to find Pakistani troops buried last weekend by an avalanche, reports Agence France-Presse.

Low temperatures have hurt the effectiveness of heavy machinery being used at the Gayari base on Siachen Glacier, military officials said on Friday.

High-altitude teams from the U.S., Germany and Switzerland have arrived at the remote site, while units from China and Norway are expected to arrive...

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