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US landslide towns divided by mud, united by grief

Published on Apr 1, 2014 6:40 AM

ARLINGTON, United States (AFP) - "We're still in shock, really," says Mr Ben Sullivan.

As the likely death toll from the monster landslide in the picture postcard valley town of Oso climbs into the dozens, that is a common feeling round here, more than a week after the catastrophe.

"We all know someone who died, or is still missing," added Mr Sullivan, who ran a bake sale on Sunday with his sister Bea next in nearby Arlington, to raise funds for families of the victims.

Heart-wrenching stories of victims and survivors of the massive mudslide have emerged.

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