Recovery teams found two more bodies in the mud and debris from the mudslide that obliterated part of a Washington state town last month, raising the official death toll to 35 on Wednesday, police said.

Ten people remain on the missing list in the wake of the tragedy that destroyed a number of homes in Oso, Washington.

Of the 35 bodies recovered so far, 31 have been identified, according to health officials in Snohomish County.

A rainsoaked hillside gave way in a rural area near Oso, and millions of tons of earth, mud, boulders and trees cascaded down on a portion of the town of 200 residents located 60 kilometers (37 miles) northwest of Seattle.

Funerals for identified victims began last Saturday, two weeks after the tragedy.

The 10 people who are listed as missing range from age 4 to 91, although in the immediate aftermath of the mudslide the whereabouts of 170 people were not precisely known.

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the affected area on April 22, the White House announced on Tuesday. EFE