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Official number of mudslide victims rises to 24

By Associated Press 2:56 PM March 31, 2014
DARRINGTON, Wash. –

Authorities say the official death toll from the deadly Washington state mudslide has increased to 24.

The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office said Monday that it has received a total of 24 victims, and 17 of them have been positively identified.

Previously, the official death toll was 21, with 15 victims identified.

The slide struck a rural area northeast of Seattle on March 22. Authorities have said more than two dozen people are still missing.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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