Washington State Mudslide

A major disaster in the State of Washington, USA, occurred this past weekend. A community was hit by a devastating mudslide.

8 confirmed dead so far, up to 108 (!) missing with hopes fading any survivors will be found.

Authorities say they have 108 reports of people missing or unaccounted for after the huge landslide in the north-western US state of Washington.

Eight bodies have been recovered so far after the 54m (177ft) deep wall of mud swept near the town of Oso, about 90km (55 miles) north of Seattle.

Search crews have worked day and night, using helicopters in the dangerous conditions that destroyed 50 homes.

Several people, including an infant, were critically injured.

Snohomish County fire chief Travis Hots told reporters: “The situation is very grim.”

More than half of Oso is missing – a recent census put its population at 180.

The Daily Mail reports: “Very grim”: Now up to 108 missing in devastating Washington mudslide that is known to have killed eight and wiped out almost 50 homes

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