30 Mar 2014

Missing from US landslide now at 30

6:24 pm on 30 March 2014

The number of people listed as missing from a major landslide in the United States has dropped from 90 to 30.

The presumed death toll is 28, a week after a wall of mud and debris crashed down onto the town of Oso in the state of Washington.

A total of 49 dwellings in the rural town were hit by the 2.5 square kilometre rush of mud, rocks and trees, which also destroyed part of a highway about 95km northeast of Seattle.

More than 200 rescue workers have been working in tough conditions for seven days.