Confirmed deaths in Washington landslide now at 39

Confirmed deaths in Washington landslide now at 39

Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Confirmed deaths in Washington landslide now at 39

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 16 at 4:10 PM

EVERETT, Wash.  -- The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 39.
  
The Snohomish County medical examiner's office announced two more victims Wednesday and said it's trying to identify three of the bodies.
  
The sheriff's office still lists seven people as missing from the March 22 landslide that buried dozens of homes in the community about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.
  
Recovery workers with dogs are probing the debris, and the state Transportation Department is making plans to clear a mile-long stretch of Highway 530 that is covered with mud and trees up to 25 feet deep.

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