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A huge wall of snow crashed into the remote Siachen Glacier base high in the mountains in disputed region in the early hours of April 7, smothering an area of one square kilometre (a third of a square mile). Only three bodies have so far been recovered from the remote glacier, dubbed the world s highest battleground, despite desperate rescue efforts assisted by foreign teams. Rescuers have dug tunnels into the mass of snow and ice that hit the battalion headquarters of the 6th Northern Light Infantry to try to recover the bodies of 129 soldiers and 11 civilians at the Gayari camp.
The site is 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) up in the mountains, just below the glacier where Pakistani and Indian troops have faced off since the 1980s.
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