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More than 100 missing persons reports filed after Washington state mudslide
March 24, 2014 / 4:40 PM / 4 years ago

More than 100 missing persons reports filed after Washington state mudslide

An aerial view of the area affected by a landslide near State Route 530 is seen in this handout photo provided by the Governor Jay Inslee's office taken near Oso, Washington March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gov Jay Inslee's office/Handout via Reuters

OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - More than 100 missing persons reports have been filed with various entities in Washington state in the aftermath of a mudslide already blamed for eight confirmed deaths, the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management said on Monday.

The landslide, triggered after rain-soaked embankments along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle, gave way on Saturday morning, washing away at least six homes.

Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky; Writing by Steve Gorman; editing by Cynthia Johnston

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