(NEWSER) – Some 16 bodies have now been recovered from a huge mudslide in Washington state and rescuers believe they have spotted at least eight more bodies in the debris. The number listed as missing stood at 176 yesterday but officials believe names have been duplicated and the number has been falling and rising so much it is hard to get an accurate count, CNN reports. Snohomish County's emergency management director says rescuers still hope they will find survivors from Saturday's disaster. "I believe in miracles, and I believe people can survive these events. They've done it before and they can do it again," he told reporters.

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