Deadliest events in Snohomish County history

The confirmed death toll from Saturday’s mudslide at Oso stood at 24 Tuesday afternoon.

To put that number into perspective, here are some other deadly events in Snohomish County and elsewhere around Washington:

March 1, 1910 — The deadliest avalanche in U.S. history swept away 96 lives when it thundered down on the small railroad town of Wellington, just west of Stevens Pass.

May 18, 1980 — Mount St. Helens erupted, killing 57 and sending up an ash cloud that traveled around the world.

Aug 21, 1983 — The county’s worst air disaster took 11 lives when a plane carrying nine skydivers and crew crashed near Silvana.

April 27, 1998 — Fire raced through the Arlington Manor boarding home, killing eight women, most of them elderly. The deadliest fire in county history led to sprinkler systems being installed at more than 100 boarding homes around the state.

Nov. 5, 1916 — At least seven were killed and 27 wounded when labor unrest triggered a gunbattle known as the Everett Massacre.

Dec. 7, 1991 — A collision between two planes near Snohomish took seven lives.

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