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108 Unaccounted For In Washington Landslide

OPB | March 24, 2014 12:06 p.m. | Updated: March 24, 2014 1:36 p.m.

Officials described the mudslide as "a big wall of mud and debris." It blocked about a mile of State Route 530 near the town of Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.

Officials described the mudslide as "a big wall of mud and debris." It blocked about a mile of State Route 530 near the town of Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.

Washington Department of Transportation

On Saturday morning a landslide in Washington’s Snohomish County caused devastation in Oso, a small community near the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. Rescue efforts immediately got underway. At this point eight people have been confirmed dead and 108 are unaccounted for.

Department of Emergency Management officials emphasize that the 108 number is vague and “soft” but the situation is still described as “very grim.”

We’ll get the latest news from Washington and hear what other places in the region could be at risk for landslides.

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