January 11, 2018 / 12:45 AM / 6 months ago

Death toll in California mudslides rises to 17 - sheriff

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll in the devastating California mudslides rose to 17 on Wednesday after two more bodies were found, the local sheriff said.

A vehicle is wrapped around a tree after flood and mudslides in Montecito, California, U.S. January 9, 2018 in this photo obtained from social media. Santa Barbara County Fire Department/via REUTERS

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said another 13 people remained missing following the mudslides, which destroyed 100 single-family homes.

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Sandra Maler

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