Washington mudslide death toll rises to eight

The mudslide destroyed several homes and blocked the Stillaguamish River in Washington state. Photo /AP
The mudslide destroyed several homes and blocked the Stillaguamish River in Washington state. Photo /AP

Authorities say the death toll from a massive landslide in the northwestern state of Washington has doubled to eight.

Snohomish County sheriff's Lt. Rob Palmer said four more bodies were discovered late Sunday. Earlier in the day, authorities said one body had been found on the debris field. Three people were already confirmed dead on Saturday.

The mudslide that struck Saturday morning also critically injured several people and destroyed about 30 homes.

At least 18 people remained missing, though authorities warned that number was "fluid.''

- AP

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