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Washington Landslide Death Toll Rises, 176 People Still Missing

Photo: AP/Genna Martin, The Herald

Photo: AP/Genna Martin, The Herald

Families are holding out hope for their missing loved ones as the Washington state landslide death toll rises.

A fatal landslide in rural Washington has claimed the lives of 24 people, with 176 still unaccounted for. The Saturday morning disaster was reported to have happened around 10:45 a.m. Authorities are saying that the landslide occurred as a result of recent rain conditions that had saturated the soil.

Tuesday the number of dead reached 24. Authorities say the number of people missing may decline due to names being duplicated and/or people not being in the area as and when the landslide happened.

Over 40 structures were affected by the landslide. We’ll keep you updated on the latest with this natural disaster.

Our prayers are with the families and all who have been affected.

Source: Washington Post | CNN

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