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Death toll rises to 36 in Washington state mudslide

(Reuters) - The death toll in a mudslide that buried much of a rural Washington state community last month rose to 36 on Wednesday after medical examiners extricated one more body from the rubble. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed without warning above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River on March 22, unleashing a torrent of mud that engulfed some three dozen homes on the outskirts of the tiny community of Oso.

2 More bodies found in Washington mudslide

Washington, Apr 9 (EFE).- Recovery teams found two more bodies in the mud and debris from the mudslide that obliterated part of a Washington state town last month, raising the official death toll to 35 on Wednesday, police said. Ten people remain on the missing list in the wake of the tragedy that destroyed a number of homes in Oso, Washington. Of the 35 bodies recovered so far, 31 have been identified, according to health officials in Snohomish County.

Obama to visit mudslide-site Oso on April 22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will visit the Washington state town struck by a deadly mudslide to meet families affected by the disaster and view the devastation, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama will stop in Oso, Washington, on April 22, before starting out on a week-long trip to Asia. Obama will "view the devastation from the recent mudslide and meet with the families affected by this disaster, as well as first responders and recovery workers," the White House said.

Official death toll now 30 in Washington mudslide

Washington, Apr 3 (EFE).- Authorities raised the number of fatalities in the March 22 mudslide in rural Washington state on Thursday to 30, while 15 people remain missing. The death toll figure on Wednesday had been 29, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, in what President Barack Obama had called a "great catastrophe." Of the 30 bodies that have been found so far amid the mud, boulders, trees and debris from crushed buildings, 27 have been identified.

Number of missing in Washington mudslide drops to 13, official says

DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The number of people missing in the mudslide in Washington state has dropped to 13, down from 20 earlier on Wednesday, incident command spokeswoman Sheri Badger said. The reduction represents a sharp decrease from the days soon after the March 22 mudslide, when at one point authorities had received up to 176 missing person reports related to the disaster. The current death toll stands at 29.

Official death toll from Washington state mudslide rises to 28

DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The official death toll from a devastating mudslide in Washington state rose to 28 on Tuesday, up from 24 the day before, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said on Tuesday. A statement issued by the coroner's office also said the remains of 22 victims have now been positively identified, up from 19 earlier in the day. The number of people still listed as missing was put at 22 on Monday. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

Official death toll from Washington state mudslide rises to 24

DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The official death toll from a catastrophic mudslide in Washington state has risen to 24, up from 21, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said on Monday. A statement issued by the coroner's office said the remains of 17 of the victims of the March 22 disaster have now been positively identified, including Sonoah Heustis, a 4-month-old infant and two other children aged 5 and 6. (Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 21

Washington, Mar 31 (EFE).- Cleanup crews returned on Monday morning to their work in Washington state where a mudslide buried a number of homes killing at least 21 people, according to the latest update by authorities. The mudslide - after which 30 people are still missing - occurred at about noon on March 22 in Snohomish County and dammed up the Stillaguamish River, depositing millions of cubic meters of mud, tree trunks, boulders and ruins on the little town of Oso, which had just over 150 residents, and causing damage to nearby Darrington.

US landslide death toll rises to 21

The confirmed death toll from a huge US landslide rose from 18 to 21 on Sunday, while four more bodies were located but not counted in the official tally, authorities said. Thirty people remain missing after a rain-soaked wall of mud, trees and debris crashed down onto the edge of the town of Oso, in Washington state, on March 22. A few survivors were found immediately after the mudslide, but none since the day of the catastrophe.

Official death toll in Washington state mudslide raised to 21 from 18

ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The official death toll from last week's devastating mudslide in Washington state has risen to 21 from 18, Snohomish County Emergency Management Department officials said on Sunday. Agency program manager Jason Biermann told reporters the latest tally is based on the positive identification of three more victims, and said an additional four sets of remains were found on Sunday in the debris field. (Reporting by Bryan Cohen; Writing by Steve Gorman)
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