Fourteen Confirmed Dead In Washington Mudslide
There are concerns that the number of deaths from a mudslide over the weekend in Washington state will climb far above the fourteen people who’ve been confirmed dead so far.
A 1-square-mile mudslide on Saturday swept through part of a former fishing village about 55 miles north of Seattle. The list of people who’ve been reported missing or who are unaccounted for contains 108 names — but authorities say that figure will probably decline dramatically.
In addition to those killed, several people were critically injured. About 30 homes were destroyed. The debris is blocking a 1-mile stretch of state highway.
The slide struck at a time of the weekend when most people are at home. Of the 49 structures in the neighborhood hit by the slide, authorities believe at least 25 were occupied full time. (Associated Press)