Official death toll from Washington state mudslide rises to 24

by Reuters
Tuesday, 1 April 2014 16:30 GMT

DARRINGTON, Wash., April 1 (Reuters) - The official death toll from a devastating mudslide in Washington state has risen to 27, up from 24, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said on Tuesday.

A statement issued by the coroner's office said the remains of 19 of the victims of the March 22 disaster have now been positively identified. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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