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Death toll climbs to 37 after Washington state mudslide

The official death toll from a mudslide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the Cascade foothills of Washington state last month rose to 37 on Tuesday, after search teams extricated another body from the mud and rubble. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River…

Washington mudslide death toll rises to 33: medical examiner

(Reuters) – The death toll rose to 33 on Monday in the Washington state mudslide that obliterated a community last month, the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office said. On March 22, a rain-soaked hillside collapsed without warning above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River, unleashing a torrent of mud…

Officials hope for lower death toll in Washington state mudslide

ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) – The death toll from a weekend landslide in Washington State looked set to rise on Wednesday but officials say some of the scores of people listed as missing may have been double-counted or slow to alert family of their whereabouts. As many as 176 people are…

MERS coronavirus death toll reaches 61 in Saudi Arabia

Saudi health authorities announced on Sunday the death of an elderly woman from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the respiratory disease in the kingdom to 61. The 81-year-old, who died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Riyadh……

Death toll from Philippines earthquake reaches 99

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck the central Philippines rose to 99 on Wednesday and would likely climb further as rescuers reached isolated areas, authorities said. A 7.1-magnitude quake struck the island of Bohol on Tuesday morning, destroying centuries-old churches and triggering landslides that engulfed homes alongside…

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