March 26 - Residents near Oso, Washington, where a catastrophic mudslide has killed 24 people and left as many as 176 others missing, hold a candlelight vigil to share in their sorrow. Mana Rabiee reports.
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A candlelight vigil near Oso, Washington to remember the many missing pieces of this small community.
SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN SAYING:
"It's sad not to be able to help anybody…"
A Facebook post was all it took to bring them together Tuesday night.
SOUNDBITE: NATIVE WASHINGTON RESIDENT HEATHER ENUMCLAW SAYING:
"This is my home…"
Relatives wanted to help search for their loved ones, buried under massive debris after Saturday's catastrophic mudslide.
SOUNDBITE: WASHINGTON RESIDENT RODNEY HALSTEAD:
"We were told we would be arrested if we continued one."
So some came to the vigil instead to share in their grief.
And to hope, even against the odds.
SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED MAN SAYING:
"You get a little bit of hope, and then it's broken, so we're just trying to stick together as a community."
NATS MAN AT PODIUM
"Show them that there is hope and there is a community that will stand with them and love them and take them to the next place in their life."
This small-tight mountain community is missing as many as 176 of its members.
And mourning the loss of 24 others, with the death toll likely to rise further.