California mudslides: At least 17 killed, hundreds still trapped

The mudslide struck the US Route 101 highway that connects Santa Barbara and Los Angeles near Montecito.

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    At least 17 people are dead, following mudslides triggered by heavy rain in southern California.

    Authorities are mounting a rescue operation for hundreds of people stranded in the disaster zone.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Montecito, California.


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