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Washington mudslide death toll rises to 24

The number of people killed after a devastating mudslide in Washington State has risen to 24, authorities confirmed. The tally of the missing was revised down even further to 22 from 30.

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Washington officials warn mudslide death toll will rise

Washington state authorities have warned the number of people killed in the recent mudslide will go up substantially within the next two days.

Rescue workers use heavy machinery to search the area Credit: AP

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.

The devastation of the mudslide in Snohomish County District. Credit: AP

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.

A rescuer walks through the scene of the deadly mudslide in Washington. Credit: AP

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.

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