Obama surveys mudslide damage

U.S.‘thinking about you,’ president tells bereft community

Posted: April 23, 2014 at 5:05 a.m.

Marine One, the helicopter carrying President Barack Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso, Wash., on Tuesday, above the site of the deadly mudslide that struck the community in March.

President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people died in a mudslide last month. He later pledged a nation’s solidarity with those who are enduring “unimaginable pain and difficulty” in the aftermath of the destruction.

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