Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

March 23, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Officials: 8 now confirmed dead in mudslide

DARRINGTON – Emergency officials announced this evening that eight people are now confirmed dead following Saturday’s mudslide near Oso, Snohomish County.

The announcement ment was by incident management team members during a community meeting in Darrington. The death toll is now double what was announced this afternoon during a media briefing outside Arlington City Hall.

Three people were confirmed dead on Saturday and a fourth was found around noon today, according to officials.

Officials also said earlier that at least 18 people are believed missing as a result of the slide.

MORE COVERAGE:

Inslee: ‘The scope of this is almost unbelievable’

18 people unaccounted for in slide; voices heard, then gone

‘When the slide hit the river, it was like a tsunami’

3 die in mudslide east of Arlington, 6 homes destroyed

Five injured in slide are at Harborview Medical Center

Survivor tells of loud crack, wall of mud, house ‘in sticks’

Recent saturation of rain likely built up to fatal mudslide

WSDOT: Water surge could weaken bridge supports

Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Darrington, Oso mudslide


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►