The tally of those missing after a large mudslide in Washington State has dropped to 30 from 90, authorities have said.
The body of one more person killed in a Washington state mudslide was found in the debris field where searchers are scouring the muck for about 90 people missing nearly a week after the disaster, a county official said.
Snohomish County Executive Director Gary Haakenson said that person was not included in the official death toll of 17, which remained steady.
The new remains appeared to bring to 10 the number of victims that authorities have said have been found but not yet identified or added to the official death toll.
The Snohomish County government tweeted:
Washington state authorities have warned the number of people killed in the recent mudslide will go up substantially within the next two days.
Sixteen bodies have been recovered, but officials say at least nine more had been found and they expect that number to rise in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Snohomish County District 21 fire chief Travis Hots said that officials are not going to count additional recovered victims until the medical examiner's office has caught up with the recovery effort.
There are 90 people confirmed missing, with another 35 who authorities are unsure were in the area when a hillside collapsed Saturday morning 55 miles northeast of Seattle.
Washington state officials said the death toll following a devastating mudslide remains at 24 and the number presumed missing has been reduced from 176 to 90.
The NASA Earth Observatory recently released images of the Snohomish County mudslides from its Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8.
The photos show the before and after scenes.
Details have emerged of the panicked 911 calls made by residents in Snohomish County during the first few moments of the landslide.
One could be heard shouting: "I have a big emergency! Its a house, there has been a big landslide!"
Another says: "Hundreds of trees have fallen outside my house."
A video showing the dramatic moment a four-year-old boy was rescued from the devastating mudslide in Washington state, which has killed at least 16 people, has been posted online.
The clip shows a helicopter hovering inches above the ground while a volunteer steps off the aircraft to rescue the stranded youngster.
The first rescue team to respond to the mudslide on Saturday 22 March were onboard the Snohomish County helicopter.
The team rescued eight people in the aftermath of the mudslide, including the four-year-old boy.
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Authorities have recovered two more bodies after a mudslide in the US state of Washington, taking the total death toll to 16, fire chief Travis Hots said at a news conference.
Rescue teams believe they have located an additional eight bodies but they have not been recovered.