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Moment of Silence in Washington State for Mudslide Victims

  • VOA News

Crews looking for survivors in the debris of a mudslide north of Seattle, Washington stopped work Saturday for a moment of silence for those killed in the disaster.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee urged all residents across the state to pause at the exact time one week ago when a wall of mud and rocks buried dozens of homes near the town of Oso.

Days of rain have made the search for possible survivors very difficult. Crews say the thick mud is like quicksand.

At least 25 bodies have been pulled out of the tangled debris so far. Authorities say 90 others are reported missing.

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