Mudslide searchers press on in grim hunt

Mar 26, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT
ARLINGTON, WA - MARCH 23: (NO SALES) A house sits destroyed in the mud on Highway 530 next to mile marker 37 on March 23, 2014 near Arlington, Washington. Four people have been confirmed dead and at least 18 others are still missing after a massive mudslide in Oso, Washington. Credit Pool/Getty Images
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With search and cadaver dogs leading the way, rescuers using small bulldozers and their bare hands pushed through sludge strewn with splintered homes and twisted cars to find 10 more bodies in the debris of a Washington state mudslide, authorities said. Despite the grim discoveries as the search entered its fifth day Wednesday — and the likelihood that more bodies will be found — officials were still hoping to find survivors.

Background:

Mudslide searchers press on with dogs, bare hands [AP]

Probable death toll rises to 24 in Washington state mudslide [Reuters]

 
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