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Washington state mudslide: More victims found at site

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:51
Officials say two additional bodies have been recovered at the site of a massive landslide in Washington state, raising the total number of confirmed dead to 16. That number is expected to rise further as rescuers believe they have located eight more bodies.

Death toll could hit at least 24 in Washington state landslide

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:17
The death toll from a weekend landslide in Washington state could rise to 24 on Tuesday after rescue workers recovered two bodies and believed they had located eight more, the local fire chief said.        

10 more bodies found in Washington state mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:50
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials say searchers found 10 more bodies in the debris of a massive landslide, raising the number of people who died in the disaster to 24.

Washington state mudslide preceded by small earthquake

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:16
Washington state officials say hope is fading that anyone will be found alive as the search for survivors in the massive mudslide that struck a rural community in Snohomish County Saturday morning enters its fourth day.

Immigrant detainees resume hunger strike at Washington state facility

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:05
By Bryan Cohen SEATTLE (Reuters) - Dozens of detainees at an immigration holding center in Washington state have begun refusing meals, renewing a hunger strike launched by hundreds of inmates earlier this month, attorneys and activists supporting the group said on Tuesday. The protesters have been demanding improved conditions for the 1,300 inmates held at the privately run Northwest Detention ...

Probable death toll rises to 24 in Washington state mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:46
By Bill Rigby ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The likely death toll from a devastating weekend landslide in Washington state rose to 24 on Tuesday after rescue workers recovered two b...

Officials: More Washington mudslide victims found

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:10
Washington state officials say searchers have found more bodies as hundreds of rescuers and volunteers scour the debris of a massive landslide.

Scientist warned of Washington state mudslide danger 15 years ago

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:11
ARLINGTON, Wash.—Washington state officials say searchers found 10 more bodies in the debris of a massive landslide, raising the number of people who died in the disaster to 24.

Rescuers scour Washington state mudslide rubble; toll expected to rise

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:31
By Bill Rigby ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Rescue workers combed through muck and rubble on Tuesday left by a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state that killed at least 14 people and left scores more missing, and authorities said they expected the death toll to rise through the day. Even as hopes dwindled of plucking anyone else out alive, about a dozen workers searched overnight ...

Washington state mudslide preceded by small earthquake

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 02:14
Washington state officials say hope is fading that anyone will be found alive as the search for survivors in the massive mudslide that struck a rural community in Snohomish County Saturday morning enters its fourth day.

Washington State Mudslide: At Least 14 Dead, Up To 176 Still Missing

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:39
This may be one of the worst mudslides in Washington state history, excluding, of course, the catastrophic 1980 Mount St. Helens volcano eruption. Rescue workers sifted through mucky rubble on Tuesday with dwindling hopes of finding any more survivors from among scores of people still missing from a devastating mudslide Saturday in Washington state that has claimed the lives of at least 14 ...

Death toll could hit at least 24 in Washington state landslide

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:15
The likely death toll from a weekend landslide in Washington state rose to 24 on Tuesday after rescue workers recovered two bodies and believed they had located eight more, the local fire chief said.        

Washington state mudslide turning into recovery operation

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:13
Washington state officials say hope is fading that anyone will be found alive as the search for survivors in the massive mudslide that struck a rural community in Snohomish County Saturday morning enters its fourth day.

Death toll from Washington state mudslide climbs to 14, scores missing

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 16:33
ARLINGTON, Washington, March 25 — The confirmed death toll from a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state climbed to 14 people yesterday as six more bodies were found, while scores of others remained listed as missing two days after the tragedy, authorities said.

Washington state landslide kills eight as sodden embankments collapse

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:17
At least 18 missing in Snohomish county, where slip leaves one square mile under up to 5 metres of mud, stones and trees Eight people are dead and at least 18 missing nearly two days after a landslide in Washington state buried homes and cars under mud and tangled debris up to 5 metres (15ft) deep. The search for victims was due to resume after dangerous, quicksand conditions forced rescue ...

Washington state mudslide death toll climbs to 14 with up to 176 missing

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:41
By Jonathan Kaminsky ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The death toll from a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state climbed to 14 people on Monday as six more bodies were found, while the number reported missing continued to swell two days after the tragedy, authorities said. As many as 176 people were reported missing in the massive landslide, and local emergency management officials ...

Washington state mudslide: 14 dead, 176 reported missing

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:21
Washington state search and rescue crews have located six more bodies, bringing the total number of confirmed dead to 14 in the massive mudslide that struck a rural community in Snohomish County Saturday morning.

Washington slide death toll 14; search continues

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:04
OSO, Wash. (AP) — The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for as the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris that swept through a rural community rose to at least 14.

Washington state mudslide: 108 reports of missing people

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 02:59
Officials in Washington state say they have 108 reports of people who are missing and unaccounted for, following the deadly mudslide that struck a rural community in Snohomish County, 88 kilometres north of Seattle on Saturday morning.

Mudslides Explained: Behind the Washington State Disaster

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 01:17
A fatal mudslide in Washington State is a reminder of the lethal force of the fast-moving natural phenomenon.