18 Missing in Washington Mudslide


washington-mudslideEighteen people are missing and three are confirmed dead after a wall of mud and debris wiped out neighborhoods and a highway in Washington, about 55 miles north of Seattle.

The number of missing is expected to fluctuate, law enforcement officials said, because it’s still too dangerous to send emergency crews into the mud, which was 60 feet deep in some places.

Two were confirmed dead at the scene, and another died at the hospital later; five are hospitalized, most in critical condition. The mudslide has shut down about a mile of State Rout 530 near Oso, Washington. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


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