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Avalanche op stepped up

world Updated: Apr 12, 2012 00:46 IST

Amidst snowfall and weather hazards, Pakistani rescue teams on Wednesday stepped up their search for 138 people, a majority of them soldiers, buried under dozens of feet of snow by an avalanche in Siachen.

Search and rescue teams using bulldozers and heavy machinery have cleared a 450-metre access track to five "priority points" where the people could be buried, a military statement said.