Washington slide: Days after tragedy, why no exact number of missing?

  • by: CHRIS GRYGIEL , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 25, 2014 - 1:06 PM

SEATTLE — Three days after a huge landslide destroyed a small community in rural Washington state, authorities still had no firm idea how many people were missing, possibly buried in the tangled mess of mud, trees and debris. And the potential number keeps fluctuating wildly - first it was 18, then 108, then 176.

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