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Obama to visit US landslide site as death toll rises

Published on Apr 9, 2014 1:30 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The official death toll from a huge US landslide rose to 34 on Tuesday as the White House announced that President Barack Obama will visit the scene later this month.

Up to 12 people are still believed missing after a wall of mud and debris crashed down on the small town of Oso in the forests of Washington state on March 22.

Of the 34 bodies recovered, 30 have been identified, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.

The dead include a four-month-old baby girl, as well as a a five-year-old girl, a six-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy, it said.

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