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Death Toll Hits 29 In Washington Mudslide

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Workers and volunteers search for articles and belongings at the scene of the deadly March 22 mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. (AP Photo/The Herald, Sofia Jaramillo, Pool) Workers and volunteers search for articles and belongings at the scene of the deadly March 22 mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. (AP Photo/The Herald, Sofia Jaramillo, Pool)
Workers and volunteers search for articles and belongings at the scene of the deadly March 22 mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. The number of confirmed dead has reached 24.  (AP Photo/The Herald, Sofia Jaramillo, Pool) Workers and volunteers search for articles and belongings at the scene of the deadly March 22 mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. The number of confirmed dead has reached 24. (AP Photo/The Herald, Sofia Jaramillo, Pool)

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - A county medical examiner has increased the death toll in the Washington state mudslide to 29.

That's one more victim than had been reported Tuesday, but the number officially identified by the Snohomish County medical examiner's office on Wednesday remains at 22.

And 20 people are still listed as missing from the March 22 slide that broke off a steep hill, roared across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and buried a community at Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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