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Oso mudslide. US airmen with Washington Air National Guard personnel wading through mud and debris looking for signs of missing persons in the 2014 Oso mudslide. US military and state emergency management personnel and civilian volunteers searched in the area for survivors following the 22 March 2014 mudslide that covered 2.5 square kilometres near the rural community of Oso, north-east of Seattle, Washington State, USA. A total of 43 people died here when heavy rain caused an unstable hillside to collapse. The area is prone to landslides, with previous collapses dating back to at least 1937. Photographed on 27 March 2014.
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