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Rescue efforts were delayed following deadly landslide in Washington Published: March 26, 2014

ARLINGTON, Washington — Volunteers and National Guardsmen said the initial rescue operation to save hundreds of lives following a massive landslide Saturday was needlessly delayed.

Rescue workers recovered two bodies Tuesday and have found what they believe to be eight more, which if confirmed, would bring the death toll to 24 in a massive landslide that buried the village of Oso, 60 miles outside Seattle.

Still unaccounted for are 176 people whose names have appeared on a list of the missing, though officials say they think the list may be inflated, and as more names are verified they expect it to shrink.

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