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Mudslide death toll poised to soar despite dearth of details

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A poster thanking responders to the nearby mudsilde is seen at a shop in downtown Arlington, Washington March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A poster thanking responders to the nearby mudsilde is seen at a shop in downtown Arlington, Washington March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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A sign referring to mudslide victims in nearby Oso is seen at a shop in downtown Arlington, Washington March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A sign referring to mudslide victims in nearby Oso is seen at a shop in downtown Arlington, Washington March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Washington National Guard rescue workers continue their search through the mud and wreckage left behind by Saturday's mudslide as they look for signs of missing persons in Oso, Washington March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Washington National Guard/Handout

Washington National Guard rescue workers continue their search through the mud and wreckage left behind by Saturday's mudslide as they look for signs of missing persons in Oso, Washington March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Washington National Guard/Handout
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Rescue workers stand near a blocked portion of Highway 530 as search work continues in the mud and debris from a massive mudslide that struck Oso near Darrington, Washington March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ted S. Warren/Pool

Rescue workers stand near a blocked portion of Highway 530 as search work continues in the mud and debris from a massive mudslide that struck Oso near Darrington, Washington March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ted S. Warren/Pool
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Firefighters work on one of their rescue boats at the fire station in Darrington, Washington March 27, 2014. The death toll from a massive Washington state mudslide is expected to climb sharply over the next two days with 90 people still missing, authorities said on Thursday, even as they held out the faint hope of finding at least one more survivor. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Firefighters work on one of their rescue boats at the fire station in Darrington, Washington March 27, 2014. The death toll from a massive Washington state mudslide is expected to climb sharply over the next two days with 90 people still missing, authorities said on Thursday, even as they held out the faint hope of finding at least one more survivor. REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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A rescuer and dog stand near a vehicle as search work continues in the mud and debris from a massive mudslide that struck Oso near Darrington, Washington March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ted S. Warren/Pool

A rescuer and dog stand near a vehicle as search work continues in the mud and debris from a massive mudslide that struck Oso near Darrington, Washington March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ted S. Warren/Pool
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Vehicles and debris are seen from a massive mudslide that struck Oso, near Darrington, Washington March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ted S. Warren/Pool

Vehicles and debris are seen from a massive mudslide that struck Oso, near Darrington, Washington March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ted S. Warren/Pool
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A worker searches in mud and debris from a massive mudslide that struck Oso near Darrington, Washington March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ted S. Warren/Pool

A worker searches in mud and debris from a massive mudslide that struck Oso near Darrington, Washington March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ted S. Warren/Pool
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National Guard Captain Brad Sanders (L), commander of 141st Fatality Search and Recovery Team, answers a question at a news conference discussing the Guard's activities at the nearby mudslide in Arlington, Washington March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

National Guard Captain Brad Sanders (L), commander of 141st Fatality Search and Recovery Team, answers a question at a news conference discussing the Guard's activities at the nearby mudslide in Arlington, Washington March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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