Number of mudslide missing reduced from 90 to 30
Number of mudslide missing reduced from 90 to 30

Number of mudslide missing reduced from 90 to 30

The county medical examiner confirmed 21 fatalities. Six of those people were not yet identified.

The Department of Emergency Management said the list of missing was reduced to 30. The previous number was 90.

Four additional victims were found in the debris field.

Searchers are collecting photos and personal items at the debris site so they can be returned to families

Since the event unfolded Saturday morning March 22 officials have said the number of missing and unaccounted for was a fluid number and one subject to change.

Biermann also said at a Saturday evening news briefing the number of confirmed dead had increased by one to a new total of 18 as the result of an additional body being found Saturday.

Meantime the slow going and meticulous search for victims continues with emergency responders using everything from their bare hands to chainsaws, heavy equipment and trained dogs.

On Saturday work at the site stopped briefly for a moment of silence to honor those who were killed in the tragic event.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee had asked people across the state to pause at 10:37 a.m., the time the mudslide cut loose March 22 with the collapse of a huge hill above State Route 30 and slammed into and destroyed an entire neighborhood in the small community of Oso.


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