Mudslide death toll rises to 14; number of possibly missing at 176

You have to really take in the aerial photo of this slide area to come to grips with the magnitude of this landslide. It’s more than 1 mile wide and nearly a mile long, more than 500 football fields in size. The entire mountainside [ not hillside] gave way and rushed down into the valley below. The photo is incredible.

Q13 FOX News

wspphoto An aerial view shows the devastation from part of the hill sliding down near Oso, Wash. (Photo: Washington State Patrol)

ARLINGTON, Wash. – Searchers at the mudslide site that wiped out dozens of homes in a rural community near here found an additional six bodies Monday, raising the number of dead to 14. In addition, at least 176 names were listed as possibly missing.

Officials cautioned that many of the names on that list could be duplicates and would likely fall as the names are checked out and cross-referenced.

But the news was not good on the third day of the search stemming from Saturday’s devastating mudslide.

“I’m very disappointed to tell you that we didn’t find any sign of any survivors, and we found no survivors today,” Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said at a 6:30 p.m. Monday news conference.

The slide took out at least…

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