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Record rain and mudslides hit California

Rescue workers enter properties to look for missing persons after a mudslide in Montecito, Calif., Jan. 12, 2018. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

Record rain and mudslides hit California

Rescuers are continuing their search operations, with the missing now numbering seven, including a two-year-old girl, according to the Santa Barbara sheriff’s office.

Heavy rain on Tuesday, which followed 10 months of drought, sent sticky mud and debris flowing from the hills into Montecito.

In addition to the dead and injured, 65 houses have been destroyed while another 462 sustained damage. (AFP)

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