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Mar 25, 2014 12:55 PM by NBC News

Desperate search for mudslide survivors

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.

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