Official: Avalanche buries 130 Pakistan soldiers

ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Published:

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A security official says an avalanche has buried 130 Pakistani soldiers in a Himalayan region close to India.

The incident happened early Saturday on the Siachen Glacier, where thousands of Pakistani and Indian troops are based.

The security official says snow engulfed a battalion headquarters in Gayari district.

He spoke anonymously because the military had yet to release a formal statement.

Siachen is on the northern tip of the divided Kashmir region claimed by both India and Pakistan.