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30 Heartbreaking Photos From The Aftermath Of The Washington Mudslide

The mudslide that struck Oso, Wash., last Saturday killed at least 28 people.

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An aerial photo shows the extent of the massive mudslide that killed at least 28 people on March 22. The landslide was approximately 135 feet wide and 180 feet deep, and hit just before 11 a.m., according to Snohomish County authorities.



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Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots looks down briefly as he addresses a news conference five days after the mudslide in Arlington, Wash. The county's medical examiner has received a total of 28 victims, and has positively identified 22, while they continue to work to identify the others.


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Gov. Jay Inslee (right) speaks with Heather Kelly, deputy manager of the Snohomish County Emergency Operations Center, as he visits the center on March 26 in Everett, Wash.



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Tina Ray puts flowers on a cross in dedication of the mudslide victims at the Oso Community Chapel on March 26. Tina and her husband, Pastor Gary Ray, run the Oso Community Chapel and are providing a place for victims and family members to come pray.



AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Volunteers, including Oliver Rankin, the son of Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin, and Laura Grimmer sort items that were donated to help families affected by the massive mudslide on March 26. Many local residents have come together to help the bereaved and offer support for searchers.


AP Photo/The Herald, Sofia Jaramillo

Chloe Thompson, 9, holds a sign as part of a community effort to raise donations for mudslide victims at the Food Pavilion in Arlington, Wash., on March 26.



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Darrington Fire District 24 volunteer firefighters Jeff McClelland, Jan McClelland, and Eric Finzimer embrace one another on March 26 after saying a prayer for the victims and survivors of the massive mudslide.


AP Photo/The Herald, Mark Mulligan

A helicopter and waiting ground crew transfer a worker injured in the mudslide to a waiting ambulance from a Snohomish County helicopter on March 25.


AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam

A damaged home sits in the debris field caused by Saturday's massive mudslide above the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River onto Highway 530 on March 25.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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