Oso Fire Department calls for donations for Afghan mudslide relief

Oso Fire Department calls for donations for Afghan mudslide relief
People walk on a street of Abi-Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, Saturday, May 3, 2014. Afghan rescuers and hundreds of volunteers armed with shovels rushed on Saturday to help villagers hit by a massive landslide in the remote northeast a day earlier, officials said, while fears of a new torrent of mud and earth complicated rescue efforts. (AP Photo/Sayed Ibrahim)
OSO, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington state fire department is still working on a mudslide that killed more than 40 people in March, but it's also thinking about a community in Afghanistan hit by a far more deadly mudslide.

The Oso Fire Department issued a statement Tuesday asking the local community to consider donating to Save the Children International in support of a remote village in northeast Afghanistan hit early this month by a mudslide. As many as 2,500 people in Abi Barik were buried.

The Oso Fire Department says it has received incredible support and now it offers condolences and support for mudslide victims in Afghanistan.