Obama to visit mudslide-site Oso on April 22

by Reuters
Tuesday, 8 April 2014 16:21 GMT

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will visit the Washington state town struck by a deadly mudslide to meet families affected by the disaster and view the devastation, the White House said on Tuesday.

Obama will stop in Oso, Washington, on April 22, before starting out on a week-long trip to Asia.

Obama will "view the devastation from the recent mudslide and meet with the families affected by this disaster, as well as first responders and recovery workers," the White House said.

The death toll from the mudslide has risen to 34 with another dozen people still unaccounted for, officials said.

(Reporting By Steve Holland; editing by Gunna Dickson)