OFFICIALS: At Least 24 Dead In Washington State Mudslide

Authorities in Washington state say they've found additional remains at the site of a massive, deadly landslide.

Washington State Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins said authorities will release more specific information Wednesday evening.

Previously, authorities said they believed they had found 24 bodies from the slide that swept through a rural area north of Seattle on Saturday.

Dozens of people remain unaccounted for, although that number is expected to go down.

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Washington state officials say searchers recovered 2 more bodies and believe they have found 8 others in the debris of a massive landslide, raising the number of people who died in the disaster to 16.

Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots announced the fatalities Tuesday evening after residents from the nearby logging town of Darrington spent the day helping rescue crews scour the muck for any sign of survivors.

The grim discoveries came three days after the collapse of a rain-soaked hillside about 55 miles north of Seattle.

Searchers had warned they were likely to find more bodies in the debris field, which covered a neighborhood of 49 structures. Authorities believe at least 25 were full-time residences.

They were working off a list of 176 people unaccounted for, though some names were believed to be duplicates.


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