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Death toll in California mudslides rises to 18

ANI  |  California [USA] 

The death toll from the Wednesday's storm that led to a massive flooding and mudslides in the County in increased to 18, after the body of an 87-year old man was fished out from the rubble.

The Sputnik news agency quoted County as saying, "I'm saddened to report today that another victim was located, bringing the total number of fatal casualties from this tragic incident to 18."

The added that the death toll was likely to increase as rescue operations were still on.

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According to the National Weather Service, more than 5.5 inches of rain had fallen in over the last three days.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 12:15 IST