Oso, WA landslide: Toll expected to rise, rescuers look for survivors

At least 14 people were confirmed dead and more than a hundred missing in a devastating landslide near the town of Oso, Snohomish County in Washington State. The rain-soaked hillslide slid on Saturday burying homes near the town, one hour northeast of Seattle.

The landslide is one of the deadliest in the United States after the 2005 La Conchita, CA slide which killed 10 people.

Aerial view of the Stillguamish River and SR 530 after the March 22, 2014 landslide The Oso landslide on March 22 resulted in the damming of the Stillaguamish River in Snohomish County. Mud covering the area, including SR 530 is a mile wide. Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation
Aerial view of the Stillguamish River and SR 530 after the March 22, 2014 landslide
The Oso landslide on March 22 resulted in the damming of the Stillaguamish River in Snohomish County. Mud covering the area, including SR 530 is a mile wide. Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation
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Mud covering SR 530 in Oso after the landslide on March 22, 2014. Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation
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A view of the flattened landscape and mud on SR 530 after the March 22 landslide in Oso. Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation
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A hillside in the Snohomish County community of Oso at SR 530 gave way on March. Pictured here is the side of the hill after the slide. Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation
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Mud from the landslide in Oso at SR 530 is a mile wide and estimated up to 40 feet in areas. The slide happened Saturday, March 22. Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation
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A closer look at the Stillaguamish dam breach at SR 530. The landslide in Oso on March 22 created the dam. Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation
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An aerial view of the breach where water from the Stillaguamish River is beginning to move through the dam created by the mudslide on SR 530 in Oso, March 22. Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation

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