Sheriff: 3 killed in big Washington state mudslide

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A third person has died following a massive landslide in rural Washington state that injured at least eight others and destroyed six houses, Snohomish County authorities said.

The slide of dirt, trees, rocks and other debris that was at least 135 feet wide and 180 feet deep hit just before 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Snohomish County sheriff's office initially reported that two people had been killed. Authorities said later Saturday that one of the people rescued died at a hospital.

The landslide completely blocked State Route 530 near the town of Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 251734001 - wndu.com/a?a=251734001