Snohomish County emergency management director John Pennington
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US mudslide: Authorities to search for 108 people

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

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 on Saturday.

  • 24 Mar 2014
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