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Washington State Mudslide: Heartbreaking Search Resumes

NPR icon by Mark Memmott
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Rick Wilking

Weary searchers resume their dangerous work Wednesday in Oso, Wash., where it's thought at least 24 people — and possibly many more — died when a massive mudslide buried the small community north of Seattle on Saturday.

Headlines and news outlets' updates help tell the story as the day begins:

-- "Heartbreaking search intensifies in mudslide zone." (The Seattle Times)

-- "Over 200 searchers will resume the search at daylight." (KING5-TV)

-- "The number of people believed to be missing in the mudslide remains 'fluid,' according to officials. They have been working off a list with nearly 200 reports of people who are unaccounted for, but search operation crews said they are sure many of those names are duplicates." (Seattle's KUOW)

-- "The debris area covers an entire square mile and recent rain is making the task even more difficult." (KUOW's Sara Lerner on the NPR Newscast)

-- "County's own 2010 report called slide area dangerous." (The Seattle Times)

We'll keep an eye on developments and update as more news comes in.

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