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Authorities: No Exact Number of Missing from Washington State Mudslide

Updated: 03/24/2014 10:52 PM
Created: 03/24/2014 5:45 AM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

Authorities say they still don't know how many people remain missing from a deadly Washington state mudslide.
    
Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington said late Monday that officials were working off a potential list of 176 people, but he stressed that authorities believed that included many duplicate names.
    
At least 14 people have died. Officials say they are still culling through multiple reports of people who may have lived or worked in the area.
    
The slide smashed through a small community about 55 miles north of Seattle on Saturday morning.

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A house is seen destroyed in the mud on Highway 530 next to mile marker 37 on Sunday, March 23, the day after a giant landslide occurred near mile marker 37 near Oso, Washington.
Photo: AP/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson, Pool
Tom Moff with Snohomish County looks down at the Stillaguamish River as it maintains a low but steady flow off of Whitman Road on Highway 530 on Sunday, March 23, 2014.
Photo: AP/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson, Pool

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