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One more body found in rubble of March Washington mudslide

(Reuters) - Two months after a mudslide buried much of a community in the Cascade foothills of Washington state, killing more than 40 people, another body has been recovered from the rubble, county officials said on Thursday.

The remains will be sent to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office to determine the identity of the victim, along with cause and manner of death, the county's sheriff's office said in a statement.

The discovery brings to 42 the number of sets of remains recovered from the landslide. It was not clear if the remains belonged to either of the two people still listed as missing, the sheriff's office said.

A rain-soaked hillside collapsed above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River on March 22, unleashing a torrent of mud that clogged the river, swallowed up a stretch of a state highway and crushed some three dozen homes on the outskirts of the tiny community of Oso, 55 miles northeast of Seattle.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Mohammad Zargham)

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stengernc May 23 2014 at 11:00 AM

We live in a mountain region but anti government right wingnuts refuse to allow gov't to educate or regulate how hillside roads and dwellings are built.....its my land and I will do as I please mentality. These intellectually deficient people don't realize that the slides don't stay on their land or that they may be under one but they sure want folks to rescue them and feel sorry for them when a landside happens. Humanity has a long way to go before it becomes a long term resident of this planet. All of human history represents 14 seconds of cosmic time.....we are nothing and may become that if we allow the right wing lack of critical thinking dictate how we live as a group. The only plan God has is to get rid of us if we don't adjust to the only constant in the Universe....change.

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clark May 23 2014 at 11:54 AM

you don't need the Feds to warn you about possible landslides,I live in the west also,and if your not from mars you know where the danger is...Stop blaming the repub,,,it's getting old and guess what BUCKOO, it does not work...

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candace9685 May 23 2014 at 11:00 AM

Such stupid comments.

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Jwilly123 May 23 2014 at 12:04 PM

sounds like you want big brother to take care of you. Wake up and be responsible for yourself. Organize and educate your own community - in the long run you will be muchhappier and proud of yourself.

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renner1234 May 23 2014 at 11:04 AM

The state was warned about the hill and all signs were ignored.

So who is at fault?

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al12exb May 23 2014 at 11:01 AM


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Richard May 23 2014 at 11:15 AM

This will be ongoing till they find all those unfortunate souls. May God have mercy on all that are effected.

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alohalise Richard May 23 2014 at 12:15 PM

If there is a GOD he's a sociopathic killer, who obviously has no mercy.

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sableesp Richard May 23 2014 at 1:37 PM

stop feeling bad, nothing happened. The earths affected with ur vibes, to long to tell you about there's other reasons media sells fear, death, disaster....but this moment on, all stories which you will see are broadcasted for quite some time is always untrue, it is not reality. TV should never be ur reality. . . shocking because you grew up trusting it. Free yourself, at least you can control over yourself. take care.

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kristij2013 May 23 2014 at 11:10 AM

Sad but at least now their family can have a funeral.

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Kate kristij2013 May 23 2014 at 12:01 PM

Yes, that's what I was thinking. It must be much worse if you know a relative may never be found.

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Camp Bulldog kristij2013 May 23 2014 at 8:05 PM


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Steve May 23 2014 at 11:10 AM

hmm, course bammie jammie need another photo op, at taxpayers expense.

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dmtaiii May 23 2014 at 10:23 AM

hmmmm air force one over new orleans after katrina...

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