The Pakistan Army’s rescue and search teams continued desperate efforts round the clock to reach the officers and jawans stuck under mounds of snow even against heavy odds.

Excavation work has also been started at three other sites to search the survivors but so far there is no trace of the camp that was hit by the massive avalanche.

According to reports, the weather remained very harsh and posing serious challenges to the men and machines working at the avalanche site alike.

However, the spirit and zeal of courageous soldiers has not wavered under arduous conditions. In fact, the urge to help their mates stuck under avalanche has given them newfound resilience. The skies have been continuously showering flakes of snow.

The ISPR said rescue work is being carried out at full speed with sufficient number of plant equipment. The exasperating work at the tunnel being dug in the compact snow of avalanche, needed to access a suspected structure to find survivors, has made good progress by using  controlled  use of explosives.

A team of German and Swiss rescuers is also rendering useful help in conforming already available data to locate the survivors.

Meanwhile, the excavation work continued at three other sites to search survivors. Similarly, some engineers’ effort was also dedicated to widen outflow of water channel, which had been blocked by the avalanche.