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Death toll in US mudslide rises to 30 as medical examiner confirms identifies

A now-barren hillside overlooks the valley below at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Officials have so far confirmed the deaths of 29 people, although only 22 have been officially identified in information released Wednesday morning by the Snohomish County medical examiner's office. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 03, 2014 - 7:46 AM

EVERETT, Wash. - The number of confirmed deaths in the Washington state mudslide rose to 30 on Thursday with the release of another victim's name.

The Snohomish County medical examiner's office says 67-year-old Gloria Halstead died of multiple blunt force injuries in the accident. She had been on the list of missing, which now drops to 17.

Recovery crews are still searching for bodies in the March 22 landslide that crushed the community of Oso, about 55 miles (90 kilometres) north of Seattle.

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