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Official: 3 men missing in Alaska landslide presumed dead


ANCHORAGE (AP) — Crews plan to search through a debris area Wednesday for three men believed killed when a landslide described as a sea of logs and mud swept through part of an Alaska coastal town.

A Sitka fire official said late Tuesday that the men are presumed dead and the search will be a “body recovery effort.”

The avalanche occurred Tuesday morning but a search was hampered by unstable terrain.

Sitka fire department spokeswoman Sara Peterson told The Associated Press that operations were suspended Tuesday night, until a geologist assesses the stability of the slide area Wednesda...

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