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A landslide and structural debris blocks Highway 530 near Oso, Washington March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/Pool

More than 100 missing persons reports filed after Washington State mudslide

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OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - More than 100 missing persons reports have been filed with various entities in Washington state in the aftermath of a mudslide already blamed for eight confirmed deaths, the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management said on Monday.

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The landslide, triggered after rain-soaked embankments along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle, gave way on Saturday morning, washing away at least six homes.

(Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky; Writing by Steve Gorman; editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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