WASHINGTON (NEWS1130) – A solemn crowd gathered in Oso, Washington, on Sunday to honor 43 people who lost their lives a year ago in the deadliest landslide in US history.
A moment of silence was observed at 10:37 a.m. along the reconstructed Highway 530.
The names of the dead were read, one by one, and each marked by the tolling of a bell.
Families, community members, first responders and others converged at the grove of 43 cedar trees planted as a memorial to honor the victims.
A rain-soaked hillside collapsed suddenly on March 22, 2014, sending million tons of sand and soil thundering across a river valley north of Seattle, destroying dozens of homes and entombing 43 people. It’s one of several remembrance events planned this weekend