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Death toll rises to 24 in Washington mudslide

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SNOHOMISH CO., WA (WKOW) -- Washington state officials say the death toll from the landslide rose Monday, while the list of missing persons has decreased.

The Snohomish County Executive Director says three more bodies were pulled from the debris.  The death toll is currently at 24, 18 of which have been identified.

The number of those missing has gone from 30 to 22.

The governor has asked President Obama to issue a major disaster declaration for the area.

Some of the Seattle Seahawks traveled to a Darrington community to help boost morale for those affected by the mudslide.  The players met with kids and other members of the community.

Malcolm Smith, the Seattle Seahawks linebacker, says "It's tough to come around a tragic time like this but to be able to offer a little bit of release or a distraction from what's going on, I mean, that's all you can do, just trying to help people as much as we can, this is just our way."

The team is encouraging people to help out by donating to the Red Cross.
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