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Race against time to find California mudslide survivors

Four children are among those killed, including a three-year-old girl who died alongside her mother, and an 87-year-old who was detected in his home.

It is believed that 7 people aged between two and 30 are still blank and some-more than 1,200 rescuers have been drafted in to hunt the sand in Montecito, which is up to 15ft low in some areas.

Rescue workers hunt a automobile after a mudslide in Montecito
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About 1,200 people are assisting with the rescue effort

An depletion sequence has been extended and people are being warned that those staying behind may impede the rescue operation.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown pronounced the rescue operation was ongoing and that some-more survivors may be found alive, but as time goes on it is likely they will find some-more people dead.

Mr Brown said: “In disaster resources there have been many supernatural stories of people durability many days.


A home on Glen Oaks Road shop-worn by mudslides in Montecito, California

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California mudslides: Residents of Montecito ‘paradise’ in ‘state of shock’

“But practically we think that we are going to continue to have find of people who were killed in this incident.”

Rescuers have been probing thick muck, distended creeks and tangled trees with poles, with hunt dogs also sport for probable survivors.

This aerial picture shows the border of the mud
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This aerial picture shows the border of the mud

Details on the victims has begun to emerge.

Marilyn Ramos was defunct in bed with her three-year-old daughter, Kaelly Benitez, when the lethal mudslide came crashing by their let home, killing them both.

Other victims embody a 22-year-old lady who died in the arms of her hermit as he frantically tried to save her, after their father was also swept to his death by the fast-moving stream of mud.

Joseph Bleckel, 87, who was detected in his home by rescuers, is the latest victim to be identified.

Rescuers are battling against time to find some-more survivors
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Rescuers are battling against time to find some-more survivors

Gas and electricity reserve have been cut off and are were approaching to sojourn down into Saturday.

The mudslides were triggered by peep flooding on Tuesday after the first rain hit belligerent destroyed by wildfires in December.

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