Number of people missing in Washington state mudslide cut to 22

by Reuters
Tuesday, 1 April 2014 01:11 GMT

ARLINGTON, Wash., March 31 (Reuters) - The number of people still missing following a massive mudslide in Washington state has been cut to 22 from 30, county officials said on Monday.

The official death toll rose to 24 on Monday, nine days after a rain-soaked hillside collapsed above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River, northeast of Seattle.

(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Writing by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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