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ARLINGTON, Wash. — A search, says Washington state officials, has revealed 10 more dead in the mud and slush that resulted from the Washington landslide that happened 3 days ago, says KTVU Channel 2 News in San Francisco.

The total so far from that mudslide disaster stands at 24.

"It's horrible what happened," says San Francisco resident, Katie Adler

The fatalities were announced by the Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots. He gave out the number of bodies that had been found after locals from the small logging town of Darrington had helped check the area for any signs of life. No survivors were found.

Today is the third day after the hillside had been soaked with rain and finally collapsed. That hillside is located 55 miles north of the town of Seattle.

Searchers had already forewarned that they would likely find more bodies in the grim surroundings. The area being searched covered 49 building structures and it's believed that at least 25 of those structures were for people who lived in the area full time.

KTVU Channel 2 News in San Francisco says:

"They were working off a list of 176 people unaccounted for, though some names were believed to be duplicates."

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Source: KTVU Channel 2 News



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