los angeles - The chance that the five missing victims of the devastating mudslide in California will still be found alive is getting smaller.
Yet the hundreds of rescue workers have not given up hope. In a race against the clock, they try to find the victims with drones, sniffer dogs and heavy equipment. There are about 1250 rescue workers involved in the operation.
According to the fire brigade, time is demanding, but there is also optimism. 'There are enough cases where people have been found a week later. '
The devastating mudslides caused by rainfall in southern California have now claimed eighteen lives. Because of the masses of debris and mud that came down from the slopes on Tuesday, a hundred houses were destroyed.
Especially the town of Montecito, north of Los Angeles, was hit hard.