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Washington Mudslide Death Toll Hits 25

TIME

Despite pouring rain, rescue teams in Washington State continue to search for bodies left by Saturday’s massive mudslide that took at least 25 lives and destroyed dozens of homes.

Families prayed for more miracles as they held a vigil for the 90 people still missing, Reuters reports. Some unexpected rescues, like that of a small boy stuck in the mud Saturday, have many holding out hope for loved ones to be found alive.

“My heart is telling me I’m not giving up yet,” Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots told the Associated Press. “If we find just one more person alive, it’s all worth it to me.”

Emergency crews are using dogs, cameras and listening devices in a search area that’s a square mile wide and 40 ft. deep in some places. More than 200 people have been digging through wrecked homes and cars looking for bodies.

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