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Vigil held for victims of Washington mudslide

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 01:00

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.

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Vigil held for victims of Washington mudslide

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 01:00