Thursday, 11 January 2018

California mudslides: Number of people missing after deadly mudslides in California is eight



The number of people missing after deadly mudslides in California is eight
 
Santa Barbara County says it made a clerical error when it released an earlier report that the number missing was 48.
 
 
It has previously put the figure at 17, with another 17 confirmed to have been killed in the disaster which was triggered by heavy rain on Tuesday.


Hundreds of people are searching for survivors of the flash flooding and mudslides in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, which destroyed scores of homes and damaged more than 400.


Cars have been wrecked, there is thick muck and the mud is waist-deep in some areas - in a scene that Sheriff Bill Brown has likened to a First World War battlefield.




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