(NBC News) A task force of rescue experts was due to arrive in Washington on Tuesday to bolster the increasingly desperate search for survivors after an immense mudslide.
Officials have battled dangerous quicksand-like conditions at the mile-square debris field near Oso, Wash., but have failed to find anyone alive since Saturday.
At least six more bodies were pulled from a jumble of mud, trees and destroyed homes on Monday – putting the official death toll at 14.
There were 176 reports of people missing, but authorities were keen to stress that some of these could be false alarms or duplicates.
- Photos: Washington Mudslide
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