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Before and After: Photos Show Mudslide's Destruction

Before and After: Mudslide in Oso, Washington
A photo from Google is seen next to a photo that was taken on March 24, after the massive mudslide that killed at least 14 people Saturday and left dozens missing. Google (left) | Ted S. Warren / AP (right)

A mudslide in Washington state turned a square mile of Snohomish County into complete devastation and claimed the lives of at least fourteen people and destroyed dozens of homes. The slide, which occurred around 11 a.m. PT Saturday, turned land that spanned neighborhoods into "quicksand."

The combination photo above shows the same area near State Route 530 before and after the mudslide devastated the community of Oso, 59 miles north of Seattle.

Before and After: mudslide devastated the Washington community
The combination photo shows the same area near State Route 530 before and after a mudslide devastated the Washington community 59 miles north of Seattle in Snohomish County. Google| Washington State Department of Transportation

Image: Oso, Washington
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and a small entourage walk eastward on a cleared swath of SR 530, toward the first house that lies in a heap across the highway. The same stretch of road is pictured in the Google photo above. Google (top) | Dan Bates / The Herald via AP (bottom)