Confirmed dead in Washington mudslide rises to 21

Search and rescue teams navigate the wet, muddy terrain at the west side of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Arlington, Wash. Periods of rain and wind have hampered efforts the past two days, with some rain showers continuing today. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, Pool)
Search and rescue teams navigate the wet, muddy terrain at the west side of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Arlington, Wash. Periods of rain and wind have hampered efforts the past two days, with some rain showers continuing today. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, Pool)

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say the number of people who have been confirmed dead from the mudslide in Washington state has increased from 18 to 21.

Jason Biermann of Snohomish County Emergency Management said Sunday that 15 victims have been identified by the Snohomish County medical examiner. Six have yet to be identified.

Biermann says another four bodies were found in the debris field on Sunday. About 30 people remain missing after the massive mudslide in mountainside community of Oso on March 22.

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