Mudslide Death Toll Expected To Rise

ARLINGTON, Wash. (March 25, 2014) The death toll from a massive mudslide in Washington state is expected to rise through the day Tuesday as crews search the debris field, officials said Tuesday.

Fourteen deaths have been confirmed, but dozens are missing or unaccounted for.

Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said Tuesday officials expect to report additional fatalities throughout the day.

Authorities are working off a list of 176 potential missing people, though many of those names likely are duplicates and they think that number will decrease.

Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington said officials expect to have an updated list of potentially missing people later Tuesday.

The landslide Saturday destroyed a small community 55 miles northeast of Seattle.


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