44. The Kohistan Avalanche

Photographer: Reuters

Year: February 2010

Location: Bagaro Serai, Pakistan

Casualties: 102

Avalanches in and around the village of Bagaro Serai cut the remote town off so entirely that rescuers had to hike for hours in the snow with no communication system to even attempt to provide aid. When help arrived, several people were able to be rescued, but many were found dead or remained missing.