The fifth anniversary of Gayari tragedy is being observed today [Friday] to pay homage to those who embraced martyrdom in a deadly avalanche in 2012.

Over one hundred and forty soldiers and civilian contractors were trapped under the snow when an avalanche hit the an Army base in Gayari Sector at an altitude of about 13,000 feet, near the Siachen Glacier region.

In the search operation by Pakistan Army after the incident all victims were declared martyrs on May 29.

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