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Latest News Wires Mudslide search and rescue: Why only bare hands and dogs?

As many as 176 people are still missing as search and rescue efforts continue in Washington, five days after a major mudslide. The unofficial death toll is 24. The most effective tool has been dogs and just our bare hands and shovels, says one official.

With search and cadaver dogs leading the way, rescuers using small bulldozers and their bare hands pushed through sludge strewn with splintered homes and twisted cars to find 10 more bodies in the debris of a Washington state mudslide, authorities said.