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Victims of deadly Oso landslide remembered on one-year anniversary

It has been one year since a deadly landslide came down in Oso, Washington.

The community gathered near the slide site on Sunday to honour the 43 victims killed when a rain-soaked hillside collapsed.

The slide crushed the residential area along the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on March 22.

People held a moment of silence and a procession to the memorial site.

People gather Sunday morning, March 22, 2015, at the former entrance to Steelhead Haven for a ceremony commemorating the one-year mark since the Oso, Wash., landslide. A solemn crowd gathered to honor 43 people who lost their lives a year ago in the deadliest landslide in U.S. history. A moment of silence was observed at 10:37 a.m. at the site on Highway 530. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Genna Martin).

Many tons of sand, soil and debris tore through the town of Oso last year. The slide buried 43 people and blocked a state highway.

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Authorities at the time said the slide was caused by ground water saturation from recent heavy rainfall.