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Bicyclists ride to remember victims of deadly Oso landslide

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 8:40 A.M.

In this March 24, 2014, file photo, the massive mudslide that killed 43 people in the community of Oso, Wash., is viewed from the air. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
In this March 24, 2014, file photo, the massive mudslide that killed 43 people in the community of Oso, Wash., is viewed from the air. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

OSO, Wash. – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joined hundreds of community members Sunday on a bike ride to remember the victims of the deadly Oso landslide.

The cyclists pedaled from downtown Arlington to Darrington along State Route 530.

They passed the area where a mudslide on March 22, 2014, killed 43 people when it wiped out a rural neighborhood in Oso, northeast of Seattle.

KOMO-TV reported that cyclists and community members later gathered at Darrington Community Center following the 28-mile ride.

The slide struck after weeks of heavy rains. The neighborhood that was destroyed was a development of about 35 single-family homes, some dating to the 1960s, across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River from a hillside in the Cascade Mountains.



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