— The search for some 139 people, mostly soldiers, buried in 80 feet of snow by an avalanche in a mountainous area of northern Pakistan is being hampered by bad weather, according to the U.S. Embassy.
A Pakistani military official told NBC News Monday that so far not "a single body" had been recovered, two days after the avalanche struck Saturday morning.
More than 200 Pakistani soldiers are involved in the rescue effort in Gayari, Siachen, deep in the Himalayan mountains at an altitude of about 15,000 feet.
An eight-member U.S. technical team arrived in Pakistan on Sunday, but were still in the capital Monday.
"The U.S. expert team is still in Islamabad. Inclement weather and snow fall are hampering the efforts," a U.S. Embassy spokesman told NBC News.
A team of experts from Germany arrived Monday.
Teams are reportedly working in freezing temperatures and in treacherous terrain in an attempt find any surviving comrades buried under the snow.