Mudslide death toll now 8

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Rescue crews continued searching for survivors late Saturday night after voices were heard in the debris field of a massive landslide that killed three in rural Washington state.

An aerial view of the Stillaguamish River and the extensive damage from the landslide, along State Route 530 between the cities of Arlington and Darrington, on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

ARLINGTON, Wash.--- Authorities say the death toll from a massive landslide in rural Washington state has doubled to eight.

Snohomish County sheriff's Lt. Rob Palmer said four more bodies were discovered late Sunday.

Earlier in the day, authorities said one body had been found on the debris field. Three people were already confirmed dead on Saturday.

The 1-square-mile mudslide that struck Saturday morning also critically injured several people and destroyed about 30 homes.

At least 18 people remained missing, though authorities warned that number was "fluid."


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