These little heroes are essential.
Since the deadly mudslide hit Saturday, rescue dogs have been at the site helping with the search mission.
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The death toll from the mudslide has now risen to 24, officials said.
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More than two dozen bodies have been recovered, but they won't be added to the death toll until formally identified. Crews note the task is especially difficult, as they do not always find complete remains.
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