Hundreds Missing After Washington Mudslide
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 25 2014 9:45 AM
WASHINGTON STATE: Emergency responders and volunteers were to resume search operations Tuesday morning and attempt to narrow down the number of people unaccounted for following Saturday's massive mudslide in a rural part of Washington state, north of Seattle.
Late Monday, authorities announced that the official death toll had increased to 14 after searchers discovered six more bodies in the rubble.
The main focus of the search operations has been to pin down the exact number of people unaccounted for after the disaster. Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington told reporters late Monday that officials were working off a potential list of 176 people, but he stressed that authorities believed that included many duplicate names.
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